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shooting script

a motion-picture scenario having the scenes arranged in the order in which they are to be photographed.
1925-30 Unabridged
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  • There, a three-camera tape is compiled, which the director uses to draft a shooting script.
  • First, download a shooting script of an episode of television or a film.
  • It is as if the movie had completed filming without their ever having developed the shooting script.
  • He checked over the shooting script for authenticity.
  • Treatment is a written description of a film, often an intermediate stage between the script idea and the shooting script.
British Dictionary definitions for shooting script

shooting script

(films) written instructions indicating to the cameraman the order of shooting
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Encyclopedia Article for shooting script


in film making, original idea for a film translated into a visually oriented text. The scenario plan gives the mood of each image and its relationship with the other shots in the sequence. The writer of the shooting script sets up each individual camera shot according to the camera directions that are given in the scenario.

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