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Making a Scene “Good Enough”

Making a Scene “Good Enough”

Actors’ performances, lack of time or issues on set; there is a good chance certain scenes you shoot just aren’t good. My editor and I joke about measuring success…

Previs for Free(ish)

Previs for Free(ish)

Previsualization, or previz, is the process of visualizing the angles and camera moves you’ll be employing ahead of the actual shoot. The problem with previz is that it’s…

The milkman: an unsung hero of the film set

The milkman: an unsung hero of the film set

Back in the days of civil society the milkman would swing by and leave the milk at your doorstep. Years later the crate that carried the milk has become an…

The essential gear you may not be using on set

The essential gear you may not be using on set

Generations of filmmakers have refined the tools we use to make movies. But if you haven’t been on a few pro sets you may be missing out on using…