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PREPRODUCTION

Whether you are a producer, director or editor working on a multicamera project, the first place to start is in preproduction.

The edit process starts in preproduction. We'll talk an editor through what I'm planning to do, what angles I've got, and how many nights I'm shooting.

Hamish Hamilton, director*

Preproduction is the foundation of a multicam shoot—it's when many decisions that will directly affect postproduction editing are made. Furthermore, knowledge is power: the more a multicam editor knows about each production phase, the more influence that editor will have when talking to producers and directors about the edit itself. ...

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