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Winging it…

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Helmuth von Moltke famously said, “no plan survives first contact with the enemy” (or, at least, that’s how it’s usually paraphrased). And so it is with filmmaking. Yes, you have a script, a carefully planned shot list and maybe even storyboards. But you’re still going to have to improvise. And unless you’re making a massively expensive, FX-heavy Hollywood blockbuster, this… Read more »

The shot list

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Three days to go before principal photography starts and I’m still tinkering with the shot list. I posted a ‘definitive’ shot list to our team’s shared Dropbox folder about a week ago, but it’s changed several times since then. Actually, the list of shots itself hasn’t changed, it’s just that I keep adding notes to how we might approach them…. Read more »