Source: Noam Kroll Blog
As I outlined in this previous post, I recently wrapped production on a feature film and will be continually documenting our process here on my blog. For todayâs installment, Iâm going to focus on one of the biggest challenges that we faced during production â moving car scenes. Shooting a dialogue scene inside a moving vehicleÂ is never easy, andÂ itâs especially toughÂ when youâre working on a tight (or non existent) budget.Â On a full scale feature film with a large budget, you can block off roads, use rigging to mount cameras to the hood of the car, use a process trailer to allow the actors to focus on acting (and not driving), or shoot everything on a soundstage to make things easy. Micro budget productions on the other handÂ canât afford any of these luxuries, so other techniques need to be employed in order to get the shot without sacrificing quality or safety. ItÂ can be extremely difficult to operate a handheld camera from inside a moving vehicle, let alone pull focus, change camera settings, swap filters, or make any other adjustments on the fly. You could of course not shoot from inside the car (and mount the camera to the hood). However thatâs generally a bad idea if you are not permitted, since it will draw a ton of attention and potentially cause safety issues for your actors, as they will need to drive with an obstructed view of the road. Not to mention, sound poses itâs own set of challengesâ¦ Even with…Read more at: How To Shoot A Moving Car Scene With No Process Trailer, Rigging, Or Budget
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