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Production Management for Film and Video, 3rd Edition by Richard Gates

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Chapter 7

The Cross-Plot

Having broken down the script and organized the information acquired into particular categories the next thing to be done with the material is to use it.

As said already, one of the purposes of this information is the production of a schedule, and one of the tools in achieving this end is the cross-plot.

Essentially a cross-plot is a way of organizing the different scenes in a production against what is required in each of these individual scenes, but firstly the information needed for this has to be collated.

The first step in the collation is to produce a schedule of the scenes in order, and this document should look something like Figure 7.1.

The first list is tabulated in scene order. The next two letters denote (e) ...

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