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This is a question about how I prepare for short films and indeed for any shoot. Main pointers are as follows:

Information is power and so you are gathering as much of it as possible in terms of matching the expectations of the script and the director’s vision to the realities of the locations or actions of characters or camera movements etc…

Read through the script as a good guide for how things will go. I always remember the saying “you write one film, shoot one film and edit one film” so this will largely change but getting a sense of how it matches the storyboards will give you a better sense of pace and rhythm. Once you understand that flow of the film you can help make better calls on the day.

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