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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 5th Edition by David K. Irving, Peter Rea

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part I

Preproduction

So, the first thing I did was I made a shot list, and I figured out how many shots there would be in the movie, and then roughly tried to figure out how many days I would need to shoot. That was the smartest thing I did.

Luke Matheny

You have a script you feel strongly about and are eager to get out into the field and begin production. Assuming that you have secured the appropriate funds (or are well on your way to doing so), you are now ready to start preproduction. During this phase, you will prepare virtually every element for the filming process. Decisions made during this time are the foundation on which everything else is built. The producer and director share many of these responsibilities. The next 11 chapters of ...

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