Low-Budget Filmmaking Tip #2

Jump in the Line…

Rehearse any physical effect or stunt. Film the rehearsals in case you need some handy pickup footage. If people are rehearsing a physical effect or stunt in costume, even better. After a half dozen rehearsals, you may find that you have the footage you need, with everyone relaxed and focused during shooting. But that’s just a bonus. Rehearse the crazy stuff regardless.

This means falls, tumbles, stumbles, rolls, and jumps.

Sometimes when you film the practices, you can get better energy from the shot than the actual take. Sometimes after practice, they can be tired.

Thank you Justin for this! I had forgotten who told it to me until I saw it in some behind-the-scenes footage from Flesh of my Flesh.

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