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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 5th Edition by David K. Irving, Peter Rea

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Chapter three

Breakdowns

After reading the script, I prepped for my very first meeting with the director. For each project I produce or work on, I buy a notebook specifically for that production. I keep all of my notes, questions, and information there. I carry this with me on tech scouts, and scribble ideas or foreshadow problems that may come up. It’s extremely useful and helps me keep a handle on things.

Jessalyn Haefele, Producer of Citizen

PRODUCER

Breaking Down the Script

Before a shooting schedule can be devised, the producer in his role as production manager or line producer examines the script from all practical angles. Up to now, the emphasis has been on making the structure and the dialogue of the story work. Although it might be ...

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