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Shoot on Location by Kathy M. McCurdy

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The Breakdown:Analyzing the Script

 

 

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Deconstructing the Script

The Breakdown Sheet

Read and “Line” Your Script in Color

Page Count

Yellow-Green-White-Blue Breakdown Sheets

Breakdown Sample Scene 22

Elements on the Breakdown Sheet

Cast Members

Stunts

Vehicles

Extras

Props

Special Effects

Costumes

Makeup

Livestock

Animal Handler

Music

Sound

Set Dressing/Greenery/Special Eguipment and Security/Additional Labor/Optical FX

Organizing by Location: Creating a Location List

To Breakdown the Script, Remember to:

 

 

If it doesn’t work in the script, it won’t work on the set.

Old Movie Cliché

 

You’ve made the decision. It’s time to shoot your movie. You’re ready to leave your comfort zone—the safe space of your ...

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