Posted 03 July 2005 - 02:35 PM
Posted 03 July 2005 - 03:17 PM
Sometimes it?s making suggestion in terms of what is best for lighting, etc.
It tends to be a collaboration.
Posted 03 July 2005 - 03:37 PM
After 200 episodes of dramatic television and 20 feature films I am pretty familiar with many of the options and traps of blocking. You have to be careful because directors really enjoy blocking scenes and often they have the sequence locked in their minds so if you change part of a blocking it may really throw them
Posted 03 July 2005 - 06:02 PM
In an HD shoot on location, sometimes I'll even leave the HD camera on in the corner of the room and see the blocking take place in available light just to see how that looks on the monitor.
Posted 06 July 2005 - 09:30 AM
Posted 06 July 2005 - 12:39 PM
With a few directors I really trust I don?t mind having them block the scene with a completely closed set. That means I don?t watch the process. Although this makes it much harder for me and my crew it gives the cast and director a chance to experiment with a scene with out critical eyes. Much of what goes on isn?t as much about ?blocking? as it is about discovering the scene.