How a Director Stages and Blocks a Scene
How a director stages a scene dramatically affects the story – in this experiment at YouTube Space LA, we take a boilerplate police detective script and shoot it five ways with five different types of blocking to demonstrate how direction and acting can really change the feel of a scene.
This experiment will take the exact same script shooting the scene using standard over the shoulder back and forth – advanced over the shoulder with business, a One Take shot, a Romantic comedy blocking and a Zucker Brothers style comedy.
Leads: Emily Sandifer, TJ Dalrymple
Background: Thurman Dalrymple, Tim Jenkins, AJ Perkins, Mitchell Aguirre, Seth Eli Vidro
AD: Joseph Nemie,
Camera: Chris Culp
Assistant Camera and Sound: Ed Aguiree, Bryan Aguirre
Craft: Susan Perkins
Directed and Edited by John P. Hess
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