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Shooting a scene is a complex dance amongst the various departments, the actors, and the director.  Knowing how this dance works can be the difference between a well-run shoot day where your vision is fully realized on camera, and a wasted day.
In this module you will learn the process of how to shoot a scene: block, light, rehearse, tweak, and shoot.  Go on set with veteran filmmakers and see how the pros do it.
Run you set properly and get the results you want by knowing how to properly shoot a scene.


  • 39:23 video that takes you through the process of shooting a scene
  • Illustrated companion guide


  • How to block actors
  • How to conduct a rehearsal for the crew
  • What is a marking rehearsal
  • What the crew is doing during the blocking
  • What happens during the lighting phase
  • How a scene should be technically rehearsed
  • The role of Second Team
  • How to tweak and finesse a shot
  • The role of the crew during a take
It was a very well thought out video and I love the attention to detail and the fact that the subject matter focused on the
aesthetic and storytelling aspects of editing.
   - Cedric Pounds, Chabot College