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Grammar of the Shot, 2nd Edition by Christopher J. Bowen, Roy Thompson

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Allow the Camera More Time to Record Each Shot

We all know that time and money are very important to all motion picture projects no matter what the medium, format, story, or type of event being shot. Usually, however, the ultimate goal is to pass on all production footage to the edit team and have them piece together the final presentation. It is very important then that you provide the post-production crew with as much usable footage as possible, which means making sure that each take of each shot has plenty of start-up time and plenty of completion time.

It is wise to get the camera “rolling” before any critical action happens. This allows all equipment the time required to get up to operating “speed” and it gives the talent and crew time to ...

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