(9) It could also be a very simple list of shots. This would include the scene
number and probable action columns from the more formal shooting outline. Wherever
possible, use the more formal style of outline. Whichever you use, the outline is an
important part of your planning.
b. In analyzing your shooting outline scene by scene, you know that you need one
tripodmounted 16mm sound or television camera with two personnel, one to shoot and one
to operate sound. Also, you need two handheld cameras and one operator for each camera.
As for film and tape requirements, each powered camera should have at least three loaded
400foot (121.92m) magazines of film available or three 20minute TV tapes. The two
handheld cameras should have no less than 600 feet (182.88m) of film or three 20minute
TV tapes available for each camera. This amount of film or tape for the four cameras
allows for proper coverage of any normal camera, film, tape, or magazine malfunction.
Now, let's see how the cameras might be used.
(1) In scene 1, the stationary camera (tripodmounted) could be placed in a high
position for an establishing shot showing the entire parking ramp with troops standing in
formation, and the Chief of Staff's helicopter arrives at its designated parking spot.
At the same time, the second stationary camera can be shooting a closeup of the
helicopter as it is taxiing toward the parking position. During this period the two hand
held cameras should be moving about picking up additional shots of the troops at
attention, closeups of the Post Commander and various base personnel as they are awaiting
the arrival, shots of the spectators, and a few shots of the band playing. In other
words, capture all possible color for the opening scene.
(2) In scene 2, if possible, a stationary camera should be used for a medium shot
showing the Chief of Staff and party descending the stairs leading from the aircraft and
being greeted by the Post Commander. At this time, a hand held camera should be used for
extreme closeups of both the Chief of Staff and the Post Commander as they are greeting
(3) In scene 3, the two handheld cameras should cover the Chief of Staff and
Commander as they walk between ranks and inspect the honor guard. You should shoot from
different angles, high and low, to provide as much variety as possible. This is a good
chance to get a lot of cutins and cutaways.
(4) In scene 4, a stationary camera should be used for a medium long shot to
establish the scene. The handheld cameras should be used for closeups of the Chief of
Staff as he pins the decorations on and shakes hands with the recipients.
(5) In scene 5, the stationary camera can be used for a medium shot showing the
Chief of Staff in the foreground as he makes a short speech to the troops. This angle
should include the Chief of Staff with the official party shown in the background. The
handheld cameras can be used during this time to film the reaction of the troops while
the Chief of Staff is speaking.
(6) For scene 6, the two handheld cameras should be used. Having studied the
schedule, you have picked the highlights of this tour and will