Using the script to pre-visualize your blocking: Semi Pro

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  11:30 Minutes of Instructional Video, lighting, camera schematics and a glossary of terms for better learningSUPPLIED W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  This lesson is Part 1 of a 6 Part series that is Blocking & Lighting from A to Z.  It takes you through my thought process on how to block a scene with the script, creating Key frames that then become the foundation for your blocking with the actors on the DAY.  Every nuance of being on set and over my shoulder as shot lists are created, blocking is finessed, lighting is perfected is revealed.

This lesson is a master class in understanding what Key Frames are and how you visualize these when reading the script.  They’re your brick and mortar for your blocking foundation.  Knowing your key frames, educates you on where the blocking has to go to achieve these.  I will take a scene and break it down with director conversations, my pre-production process, what I look for in this script to enable the key frames as well as the etiquette of how it is all done with all departments.

ctdonoho 30 days ago

When working on films that rely on a heavily improvised script where the actors have a lot of freedom to experiment with different styles of delivery, how does the film keep itself from running into continuity issues in post? Is it safer to do longer takes with as much coverage as much as possible(in the event that part of a take is good, but needs to be spliced with an earlier take that was delivered differently)?