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Television Production, 15th Edition by Jim Owens, Gerald Millerson

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CHAPTER 5

The Script and Production Plan

“Stories can take us places of which we can only dream. An audience will suspend their disbelief in order to be swept into a story. We have to put aside the idea that ‘men can’t fly’ to enjoy Superman.”

Barry Cook, Director

“Every story should have a human face. Show the viewer someone to identify with; or show the viewer a problem he or she can understand, then show the solution.”

Tom Schroeppel, Director

Terms

Breakdown sheet: An analysis of a script, listing all of the production elements listed in order of the schedule.

Camera script: A revised script for camera rehearsals, including the details of the production treatment: cameras and audio, cues, transitions, stage instructions, and set changes. ...

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