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Preparing For Takeoff by Arthur Vincie

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PART 2: The Director’s Path

Chapter 6

Script Analysis

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FIGURE 6.1 Two pages from Found In Time, after I’d subjected them to some analysis.

You have the movie completely mapped out in your head. What every shot should look like, what every gesture should be, how the whole thing cuts together, even the score. If you’ve been working on the script for many years, this knowledge is integral to your being. You are the movie. Then when you start working with other people, the trouble starts. How do you communicate your vision to others? Worse, even if you explain everything perfectly, other people will refract your words through their own cognitive filters, ...

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