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

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Filming for Television

Compared with theatrical feature films, television productions require more demanding endeavor on the part of all members of the crew and the cast. The work pattern is accelerated for both the shooting and the editing of movies made for television: MOWs (Movies of the Week), and even more demanding for episodic television.

SHOOTING BACK-TO-BACK

Weekly television shows are typically shot back-to-back. That means shooting continuously, without any time lapse between the end of one episode and the start of another. This mode of operation involves pressured working conditions: Week after week, you will be busily breaking down a script for the next episode while concurrently filming the present one. Back-to-back shooting ...

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