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What is Blocking?

What is Blocking? Blocking is simply working out the details of an actor’s moves in relation to the camera. It is also the dramatic use of the camera to help find the truth in a scene by analyzing the scene in detail from all the relevant perspectives (beats, themes, story, character, style etc.)

1. where the camera is placed is determined by what is important in the scene (dialogue/action/a prop)

2. there is never one, definitive, interpretation of how a scene should be blocked. Blocking is like a puzzle – keep working at it until the whole scene falls into place.

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