chapter  36
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Directing the Crew

LIMIT YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES As we have said, beginning directors want to oversee the whole crew’s work. Too often neglected is the human presence on the screen, the only aspect the audience really notices. A check of composition, as we shall see, is absolutely necessary, but the director must be willing to give technicians and production personnel control of their areas. For their part, those people must be fully aware at all times, and take the appropriate initiative without waiting for explicit instructions.