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Studio Television Production and Directing, 2nd Edition by Andrew Utterback

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RUNDOWNS, SCRIPTS, VIDEO CLIP INFORMATION

INTRODUCTION

The process of creating any television program begins with the desire to communicate. The complex and unique visual nature of television requires the creative team to visualize the program on paper (or virtual paper) in the pre-production process.

While many tools are available to assist in the visualization process, like storyboarding, the final components that are needed for the production process include the rundown, the script, and a mechanism for conveying video clip information to the production staff.

The rundown is a segment-by-segment outline of a program. Usually formatted as a chronological list, the rundown will include information about video sourcing, audio sourcing, and ...

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