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ABOUT THIS MODULE

Directors are responsible for determining the best way to use the camera to cover the action in the scene.  Often, with limitations of time and money, this task can be challenging, especially with complex scenes.

In this module, you will learn the basic template for shooting the action in a scene - the master, coverage, inserts and cat-in-the-window shots, learn how to vary shot size to increase coverage, break the standard, plan for the edit, and ensure you get the coverage you need.
 
Once on set, time and money begin to drain fast, so get the most out of each scene before either one runs out.
 

IN THIS MODULE

  • 20:21 video that teaches you the basic coverage template
  • Illustrated companion guide

LEARN

  • How to prepare for the edit when determining coverage
  • How to frame and shoot a master shot
  • How to approach close-ups
  • Working with insert shots
  • Shooting cat-in-the-window shots
 "Jason proves that top-notch production values are within the reach of anyone who has ever dreamt of making his own movie. You’ll learn far more about filmmaking with this practical, thorough and meticulously organized site than you ever will watching "Project Greenlight." Jason knows what he’s talking about, because he’s actually done it!"
 
   - Steve Skrovan, Executive Producer,
         Everybody Loves Raymond
 
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