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#1 VOlodya VO

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 01:59 PM

For me - it was VERY interesting to know that in Hollywood there is no DIRECTORS shooting script as we have in our country.
Look at this discussion and post:
http://www.cinematog...n...st&p=186078

So! My question is -
1. what is the name of the document where filmdirector writes his ideas about camera angles ( (close-up, LS, etc) and
2. what is the name of the document where each scene have support info about using of the dolly, crane etc.

It will be very nice if you have some links to these documents in html or pdf.
Thank you!
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 02:32 PM

There is no standard -- some directors will do shotlists or storyboards, some will just warn departments of special equipment needs in advance...

That stuff is usually listed in what is called the "script breakdown" generated by the Assistant Director (AD) -- not a shot list, but a scene description with special equipment needs (including cranes or Steadicam), actors in the scene, extras needed, important props, etc.

Some directors wait until the day to decide after doing a blocking rehearsal with the actors, so certain things will always be available, like a dolly (almost always) or a Steadicam (there all the time on some shows, sometimes has to be ordered in advance). Cranes the same, a big show may carry one for most of the days, but most shows order in advance for select days so the director or DP has to warn someone in advance to order one (and budget for one.)
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