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Picture Yourself Directing a Movie by Eric Nicholas

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Chapter 6. The Shooting Script and Storyboards

The Shooting Script and Storyboards

AS THE DIRECTOR OF A NO-BUDGET movie, you must have a clear, detailed plan of attack when it comes to shooting. You just can’t afford to cover every scene from 10 different camera angles then sort through all the footage in the editing room for months (if not years) on end. Further, without a specific game plan, your cast and crew will see that you don’t really know what you want, and they’ll quickly lose faith in your abilities and leadership.

You must therefore know before shooting how each of your scenes is going to cut together and film only what you need for the editing room. That’s where the shooting ...

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