I'm shooting a short film in a couple of weeks and the director has asked something I'm pretty sure is impossible.
I don't think he's very good at visualising what he's asking for.
A character called Safiya is inside a cafe which has a big window at the front. The director wants to shoot in through the front window of the cafe and:
"MS, Slow track right - outside window, showing Safiya looking at her watch and gazing out the window, unhappy. The shot HOLDS on Safiya looking out the window and you see her reflection on the glass. "
I'm pretty sure this is impossible - to see her reflection we'd need to be on the same side of the glass as she is, i.e. inside.
Am I missing something?