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#1 Barry Wilson

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:05 PM

Hello

While the answer might be simple, It concerns me before I go into production this summer.
I am using a HD Video Camera with a Letus Adapter.

When one shoots a scene, and they do a master then lots of coverage.

How do you make sure everythig looks like it took place in that 1-2 minute on screen period?

With close ups and over the shoulder and a two shot and so on.

Thank you very much, It is probably simple but I want it to look good.

I'm a professional actor but first time Director and I guess Cinematographer for a short film I am writing and producing on very little money.

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#2 Nick Centera

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:49 PM

Since you are a professional actor, you should have a pretty good idea of how this takes place. When you move from a master in to do coverage you make sure that the actors movements and lighting is consistent. This is usually why there is a script supervisor on set. They make sure that all the lines are covered with the different coverage. That for example if an actor picks up a glass with their right hand that they use that same hand in the following shots. It is all about continuity. Hope this helps.

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#3 Barry Wilson

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:26 PM

Thank you very much Nick,

That helps a lot. Previously I didn't pay too much attention when they were moving things around to get a different angle.

I just have to learn how to make the lighting consistent.

Thank you again
Barry
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