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Picture Yourself Directing a Movie by Eric Nicholas

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Chapter 8. Staging Scenes—The Basics

Staging Scenes—The Basics

IN THIS CHAPTER, I WILL be looking at the individual elements that make up any fully staged scene. Your first consideration when it comes to staging is, obviously, to make sure that there’s logic of action to your scene—that the audience can make sense of what’s happening. Your next consideration is how to stage the drama with maximum impact. How you balance these two considerations will largely define your cinematic style.

Point of View—Whose Is It?

WHEN FILMMAKERS REFER to point of view, they don’t literally mean what a character sees (though this may involve a shot or two); they mean how a character is experiencing ...

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