Television production is extremely complex and expensive. It requires a high
degree of coordination among many people. Standardizing procedures as
much as possible alleviates confusion. Breaking each scene into basic
elements or steps by story treatment, storyboarding, and scripting also helps
simplify the task of creating television productions.
The story treatment is a word picture of the proposed presentation and is
usually written in the form of a scenario of the production on story cards.
Make decisions regarding the overall treatment, prevailing mood, and the
production content at this time. Make a detailed written treatment to clearly
define the direction the production is to take.
Figure 3-15 shows a blank story card.
Figure 3-15. A blank story card.
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