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Before blocking a scene, a film director must know these 3 things:

1. what is the LAST shot of the previous scene

2. what is the FIRST shot of the next scene

3. when (and where) were the characters LAST SEEN

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  • hector December 1, 2008, 3:45 PM

    you have to know al ot more than these three things!

  • Peter D. Marshall December 1, 2008, 4:52 PM

    Yes, you are right, there are many factors a director needs to consider before blocking a scene. But these three are usually on the top of the list.