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Picture Yourself Directing a Movie by Eric Nicholas

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Appendix A. Glossary

Act

One of three underlying sections found in most screenplays.

Actor Release

A legal document that gives you the right to photograph/record your actors and exhibit the footage as you see fit.

AD

Assistant Director. A person who helps the director in the making of a movie.

ADR

Automatic Dialogue Replacement. The re-recording of dialogue after shooting.

Antagonist

The adversary or person opposed to the protagonist.

Callback

Calling back actors who have successfully passed the first round of auditions.

Character Arc

The change or evolution a character experiences over the course of a story.

Continuity

Consistency of actors’ movements, lighting, sound, etc. between shots intended to match.

Coverage

The number of camera setups (and corresponding ...

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