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Date Posted: 06:45:04 05/30/16 Mon
Author: Shads
Subject: About the process-- The writers, producers, and director collaborate about what the episode should be, then one or two writers take on the task of putting the outline into scenes and dialogue that will hopefully fit into the time. Occasionally other writers will step in and rewrite a scene or offer alternative dialogue or fixes when a scene doesn't work. The primary writer takes the credit for the whole, even though the end is often a collaboration. Well, that is the case always--a collaboration among writers, director, editor, costumer, scene designer, light designer, performers. It's one of the fascinating things about the performing arts, how people work as a team when they each approach the tale from their unique perspectives and somehow arrive at a cohesive whole.
In reply to: Shads 's message, "I'm glad you guys like my rambling. I tend to watch the show before I go to bed when it becomes available OnDemand, sleep on it, then watch it again to confirm my initial impressions, catch stuff I missed, and maybe make a few notes. I have a background in theatre and film and that gives me a more critical eye than the average viewer, I think. It doesn't make me expert by any means, but maybe a little more observant. It can be hard to trace down why something works brilliantly and something else is merely okay or a failure, and different viewers and reviewers will almost always cite different reasons for their opinions." on 06:43:24 05/30/16 Mon


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