An insert shot indeed .. is it only one actor.. . surely you only need to do the actual "insertion" shot once.. with that actor or some under paid standin.. plenty of other shots you can do for the edit.. anything wide just fake it.. no one will ever see.. even close up you can hide the actual needle going in.. the old trick of close up of face/ flinch .. the magic of cinema .. everyone will believe they got a needle stuck in them..
If its just one guy getting lots of jabs.. well fake as many wider shots.. some other angles where you don't actually see the needle go in.. or a fake prop syringe/CGI..
Its going to be pretty horrible viewing if the dir wants to actually see close up the needle really going in ,in close up over multiple takes.. better give the audience some buckets I think..
Edited by Robin R Probyn, 12 August 2015 - 08:36 AM.