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The Script

Timothy Ferris began work on the book Seeing in the Dark in 1994 and published an abbreviated trial version, which he described as "a test of its voice," in The New Yorker on August 10, 1998. The book, published by Simon & Schuster in 2002, was named by The New York Times as one of the ten best nonfiction books of the year. Ferris began writing the film in 2003, winding up with the final shooting script. If you would like to know the identity of an astronomical object in the film or learn who took its photo, you can find out by consulting the script.

Script Terminology

Abbreviation Meaning
V/O Voice over
T/C Spoken to camera
F/X Special effect
CU Closeup
MS Medium shot
LS Long shot
Easel shot Camera shot of an existing image, usually digital
O/S Offstage
TL Time-lapse photo