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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS: ENGAME & WRITING*****SPOILERS****
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 10/20/1997 11:21:00 PM  

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>1. When you write, do you put in the "change of scene" to the special
>effects scenes - the scenes which will be added after the cast filming -
>or do you format the final product after the effects are done - in
>editing?

I don't quite understand the question...all of the show, every single shot, CGI
or live-action, is spelled out in the script, which is given to the various
departments to make it happen.

The best way I can demonstrate this is if you want to go to your local library
and find a copy of my writing book, and check the script for The Coming of
Shadows against the episode.

>2. How much of the final product is like what you have imagined?? More?
>Less? Do you ever change the layout of an episode BECAUSE of the
>finished visuals?

It's generally 80-110% of what I saw in my head. Sometimes I'll shift around
the scenes to better the flow of an episode once we see how they look on film.


jms

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