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Real World Digital Video, Second Edition by Gerald Everett Jones, Pete Shaner

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Extracting the Shot List

Now, working from your shot plan, make a list of the shots you intend to get, in the order you intend to get them. (Refer again to Figure 5.3.) If you're working from a storyboard and didn't do a shot plan to accompany it, you'll have to give some thought to the order of setups and shooting.

Start by listing the shots in story sequence, then sort them by master shot, and finally by increasing degrees of closeup. For example:

  1. Master two shot: Josh and Phil at the desk

  2. All Josh's CUs

  3. All Josh's ECUs

  4. All Phil's CUs

  5. All Phil's ECUs

  6. All inserts

  7. Next master shot: reverses on Atwater and Phil at door

As your production planning evolves, you'll probably re-sort the list several times, grouping shots by location, interior or exterior, ...

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