The columns. Make sure you know the highlighted words

1. The production is storyboarded and visualized with the help of illustrators and artists.

2. The ideas for the film are created, rights to books/plays are bought, and the screenplay is


3. A production budget is drawn up.

4. The producer and the financier negotiate a deal and sign a contract.

5. The film is duplicated as required for distribution to cinemas.

6. The daily rushes are watched and selected by the director and producer.

7. The film is edited.

8. The actors rehearse the lines and blocking with the director.

9. Call sheets are distributed to the cast and crew to tell them when and where to come the

next shooting day.

10. The production office arranges a wrap party, to thank all the cast and crew for their


11. The producer and screenwriter prepare a film pitch.

12. Visual special effects and sound effects are added.

13. The script is broken down into individual scenes.

14. Principal photography begins.

15. A read-through is held.

Development Pre-production Production Post-production

Exercise 29. The producer hires a crew. Below there are typical crew positions. Make up

sentences describing film crew members’ responsibilities.

1.The director is     creates     finds     works     manages A.the head of the sound department during the production stage of filmmaking.
2.The unit production manager music for the film.
3.The location manager C.the art department, which makes production sets.
4.The director of photography (DP / DOP) D.the cinematographer who supervises the photography of the entire film.
5.The art director locations.
6.The casting director F.primarily responsible for the storytelling, creative decisions and acting of the film.
7.The choreographer G.closely with the costume designer to create a certain look for a character.
8.The sound designer H.the person who is responsible for the soundtrack, creating the audio “image” of a movie.
9.The assistant director (AD) I.the production budget and production schedule.
10.The costume designer J.and coordinates the movement and dance - typically for musicals.
11.The storyboard artist K.actors to fill the parts in the script.
12.The make-up and hair designer L.the clothing for the characters in the film working closely with the actors, as well as other departments.
13.The production sound mixer M.the shooting schedule and logistics of the production, among other tasks.
14.The composer N.visual images to help the director and production designer communicate their ideas to the production team.



Exercise 30. a) Read the description of a typical shooting day. Each sentence is an

Elaborate answer to a question you are asked. Write the questions

Starting with a question word given in brackets.

1. A typical day’s shooting begins with the crew arriving on the set / location by their call time. [When?]

2. The grip, electric and production design crews are typically a step ahead of the camera and sound departments: for efficiency’s sake, while a scene is being filmed, they are already preparing the next one. [Why?]

3. While the crew prepare their equipment, the actors are wardrobed in their costumes and rehearse with the director, the camera and sound crews. [When?]

4. At the end of the day, the director approves the next day’s shooting schedule and a daily progress report is sent to the production office. [What?]

5. This includes the report sheets from continuity, sound, and camera teams. [What?]

6. Call sheets are distributed to the cast and crew to tell them when and where to come the next shooting day. [What?]

7. Later on, the director, producer, other department heads, and, sometimes, the cast, may gather to watch that day or yesterday’s footage, called dailies, and review their work. [Who?]

B) In pairs. Interview your partner to get information on a typical

shooting day using the questions you’ve written.

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