Yes, sir...I mean, First Sergeant.
I've been waiting for
chance to put my school training to work.
When did you sign in?
NOTE: Scenes with actors and dialogue are usually shot with a MASTER shot,
continuous action from one camera vantage point; then on subsequent shots,
close-ups of each actor are filmed that may be edited in later.
extremely important that each actor duplicates his previous movements for
each "take", For example, if a master shot showed an actor holding a half
filled glass of water on a certain line, you must ensure the same the same
amount of water is in the glass on the same line when you shoot him or her
for reverse angles or medium close-ups which show the glass. And make sure
the same hand holds the glass as in the previously filmed shot, and at the
same height or location. For the sake of continuity, polaroid camera shots
are usually taken at each new scene setup to check on clothing, ties, props
used, and hair styles, etc. It is not unusual to film a sequence over that
may have been shot originally a few days or even weeks in the past.
b. The class B script is in a two-column format and is used when most or all
of the film will be made up from stock footage.
The division is vertical with
scene description on the left and narration on the right. With certain "nuts-and-
bolts" films, the class B format is used even though original shooting is required.
Let's follow the storyline established in the A script format, with an example of
the Hollywood B script format:
Pick up PFC Winters as he
comes out of the headquarters
building, carrying a camera
aloud) SOME ASSIGNMENT.
case and tripod. As he comes
to front walk he hesitates,
SHOOT A STUPID SHOT OF
then turns to his right.
(Do not PAN). Let actor
THE FRONT OF A BUILDING.
make a clean exit out of the