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#1 Ricky Norris

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 05:56 PM

So I'm shooting a documentary next week in Arkansas on a DVXB, and its about a blind woman who has battled cancer four times, and has just had an intense life. I've shot a short about a blind person before, but I had a hard time last time figuring out how to shoot it, considering they don't really have a line of sight, so for my master shots I'm wondering how to shoot it. Any advice would be really helpful. Thanks.
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#2 Michael Collier

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 02:12 PM

Having shot a blind person before, my best advice is to make sure her feet (or knees if sitting) are pointed where you'd like her eyeline to be. Most times when talking blind people keep their head straight forward. They will turn their head if someone is talking to them, but when they start chatting its usually head forward, eyes up. Pointing their feet or knees towards their eyeline will make the 'rest' position look correct, and any wander will be passable by an audience who knows shes blind.
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