“Always get more sleep than your actors.”
—Orson Welles, Director
“There is a sense of exhilaration that I feel every time I step into a TV studio that has not lessened over the years. For me, the studio is like my very own giant sandbox, where I can build castles and get dirt under my fingernails.”
—Doug Smart, Director
Camera blocking (stumble-through): The initial camera rehearsal, coordinating all technical operations and discovering and correcting problems.
Cue card: Large card-stock can be used by a floor crew member to show brief notes, an outline, or other information.
Dress rehearsal (dress run): The goal of the dress rehearsal is to time the wardrobe and makeup changes.
Dry blocking (walk-through): ...