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Script Supervising and Film Continuity, 3rd Edition by Pat P Miller

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Dealing with the Script

The written material from which a motion picture or television film is crafted is called the script The written words undergo many modifications before they are considered a shooting script. A script written for a feature film is termed a screenplay; a script written for television is termed a teleplay. The script's format is the same in either medium.

FIRST COMES THE WORD

The following pages are a sample first act of an early teleplay.* In this sample, Scene 3 is the number of the master shot, indicating the locale where the action takes place. The consecutive numbers that follow (4,5,6) are the auxiliary numbers that suggest different camera angles. Consequently, scene numbers 3 through 6 constitute the master scene. ...

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