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Producing for TV and Video by Cathrine Kellison

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The producer is like the conductor of an orchestra. Maybe he can’t play every instrument, but he knows what every instrument should sound like.

—Richard Zanuck

images Preproduction: The Plan

This Chapter’s Talking Points

I. The Script
II. The Talent
III. The Crew
IV. Scheduling the Shoot
V. Summary
VI. Chapter Review Questions

I. The Script

The many details of preproduction come together to form the big picture — like pixels on a TV screen. These details are the essence of production, and in the preproduction stage, they add dimensions and texture to your project. When you devote attention to the script — researching, double-checking, ...

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