SETTING THESAURUS

MOVIE SET



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
An inside or outdoor venue
Cones or barriers marking off certain areas
Actors and extras
Camera operators carrying cameras
Tape marks on the floor to designate where cameras should go
Boxes or crates containing essential supplies (camera tape and lenses, electrical cords, headsets, etc.)
Set designers making last minute adjustments
Directors conferring with key personnel
Imaging technicians viewing footage on laptops
Non-essential personnel milling in the background
Technicians wearing headphones
Personnel communicating via walkie-talkie or cell phone
Multiple cameras—some handheld and others on wheels
Boom mics
Heaters
Cords snaking across the ground
A director's chair
Rolled-up scripts
Green screens
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SMELLS:
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TASTES:
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TEXTURES AND SENSATIONS:
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POSSIBLE SOURCES OF CONFLICT:
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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TECHNIQUES AND DEVICES USED:
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DESCRIPTIVE EFFECTS:
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