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Film Directing Fundamentals, 4th Edition by Nicholas T. Proferes

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Chapter 9Marking Shooting Script with Camera Setups

We want to make it easy to see schematically what coverage we have during the different sections of the script. It serves to double check the work we have done, and it will later serve as a guide for the director of photography, the assistant director, and the production manager, as well as the film editor in postproduction.

I have reduced the shooting script and placed it to one side of the page for economy, but all you have to do is place a blank page across from the text of your screenplay and make your marks on it.

The numbers above each shot refer back to the shot list numbers.

EXT. DINER – NIGHT

An Edward Hopper atmosphere.

MAIN TITLE AND CREDITS

INT. DINER – NIGHT

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