You just typed “FADE TO BLACK” on your script. Congrats! But your script isn’t quite ready for production. A film production must run off of a locked script, so everyone has the same information.
Breaking down a script tells you what you need in place to shoot your movie. From actors to props, costuming and production design. It’s all covered by the 1st AD with a script break down.
A shot list details out every camera setup for each scene in a movie. Shots lists allow the director to plan ahead of time in order to be more creative on set. They’re a part of pre-production that can have the most impact on production.