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Running the Show: The Essential Guide to Being a First Assistant Director

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Running the Show: The Essential Guide to Being a First Assistant Director by Gill; Liz, 9780240821467
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  • ISBN: 9780240821467 | 0240821467
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  • Copyright: 3/28/2012
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Whether it's a crew of 200 shooting a cast of thousands on horseback, or a crew of 12 filming one person in a room, each and every successful movie production requires a strong 1st Assistant Director at its helm. Be that person with the first-hand knowledge conveyed in this, the only book that lays out what it takes to be a successful first assistant director. 1st AD veteran Liz Gill walks you through a trove of tips and techniques that only an insider would know, such as: * breaking down a script * creating a schedule * directing the director * leading pre-production meetings * organizing and managing test shoots * liaising with various departments * preparing stunts, special effects, and sex scenes * Deal-making and negotiation, leadership under pressure, and so much more The book progresses in a chronological order, taking you from pre-preproduction all the way to postproduction and distribution. Included are a glossary of film terms, tip boxes throughout the text, as well as a companion website with sample schedule and budget templates, along with other materials you can use for your very own movie. * Learn how to create professional call sheets, shotlists, build a schedule, manage cast and crew, maintain safety standards and virtually everything else you need to know to become a successful 1st AD * Author with over 20 years as a 1st AD provides you with real-life stories of lessons learned on the set so you know what works and doesn't work * Companion website includes sample budgets, schedules, and other vital templates that you can use on your own shoots


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