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Producing for TV and New Media, 2nd Edition by Cathrine Kellison

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CHAPTER

8The Shoot: Production

Hell, there are no rules here—we're trying to accomplish something!

Thomas Edison

THIS CHAPTER'S TALKING POINTS

I. The Producer's Role
II. On Set and On Location
III. The Camera
IV. Lighting
V. Audio
VI. The Actual Shoot

I. THE PRODUCER'S ROLE

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

As the producer, you've carefully developed each stage of your project. Now, you're ready for the actual shoot. Your vision is about to become tangible and visible. Your production schedule might be ambitious, stretching over a few weeks. Or maybe it's a simple, small, and compact two-day shoot. No matter its size, there are always details involved.

When the components are in place, the writer, ...

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