Low-Budget Filmmaking Tip #133

And it’s rarely in HD.

You might think having a setpiece that consists of video monitors tracking action all over a location is a cool thing, and in a lot of ways it can be, but think of each one of those video feeds as a completely separate short movie you have to make before you make the movie.

Unless you’re better at doing bluescreen than I am. Which probably isn’t hard.

And do I need to remind us all that security camera footage does not have cuts and dissolves and angles in it. If you’re going to show security camera footage, then grab a Handicam or something, jam it up in a corner, lock it down, and shoot some real-looking security camera footage.

It’s tedious, yeah, but it’s not hard.

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