Introduction to staging

If light is the dominant influence on picture composition, staging performance, action, actors and props in relationship to a setting is at the heart of all film and television production. What people do as well as what they say is equally important in a visual medium. The interpretation of a narrative is initially the combined task of writer, director and performer. Making it all meaningful within a frame is often achieved by the combined skills of director and cameraman. It is difficult to separate out the distinctions between a performance and the visual treatment of a production. A successful project is seen as a succession of significant images and action but there are also many other craft skills in ...

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