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Hand Held Hollywood’s Filmmaking with the iPad & iPhone by Taz Goldstein

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Chapter 4. Prepping the Shoot

A wise person once said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” It’s a little unclear who is responsible for these words (I found the quote attributed to at least five different luminaries), but I can tell you with absolute certainty that whoever said it first was clearly a filmmaker.

Preparation takes many forms. It might be knowing where to look for a hard-to-find prop. It might be having the right tools mastered for your next location scout. It might be understanding the importance of a release form. It all comes down to this: The more you prepare, the greater your chances for success.

Everything in this chapter is about preparation. In some cases, I discuss apps and ideas that could have just as easily been included ...

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