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Camera techniques and blocking are essential in the way the story is "expressed" and flows on the screen. As you’re combing through the script while VISUALIZING and noting the KEY ACTIONS of the actors to bring the story to life...if there is any particular type of tone or emphasis needed for a dramatic effect (for a particular anticipated audience response) you’re making key notes of these tips to draw in and mesmerize your future audience. Clear notes and clear communication with the talented cast and crew will bring this about in a smoother way.
As the Director, the boss...on the production set, you will have the pleasure of:
There Are times when:
When you prepare the shots ahead of time and communicate this with the DP and Actors effectively, it eliminates extraneous hours from the actual production set. Director, with your keen sense of visual creativity as you bring the script to a realistic visual medium, note what specific camera shots will capture the actors in the rare/captivating form needed for this particular story. Still, plan on various angles to capture ample coverage!
Checking dailies daily keeps production time in a cool check!
Every scene shot you've planned and executed are being fined tuned with the gifted Editor. This includes the production shots, sound, effects, etc. The communication with the actors, the notes you communicated with the Script Supervisor, the crew in general, etc. will be clearly seen in these images...in this final phase before releasing the material you've physically organized, to release to the audiences.
Reviewing your shots on the set and reviewing the captured shots on the dailies to use in the final production will prepare you for a more focused set of effective 'chosen shots' meetings before you communicate with the Editor.
With things in order, the Producers, Talent, Crew...Production staff overall...will want to personally give you an award when you come to the editing room with which specific shots in each scene, noted by sympte time-code, etc. of what to have in the final edited footage (so that they can view their own footage as soon as possible!) As well, it can be released to the audiences in time to bring in those desired profits!