In this second Podcast we're back in LA this time in May to shoot a day on a pilot for a feature film working Title 24hrs in HellA. Mick is the DP and Bruce and I have gone along top help out on the shoot as there was zero budget. Mick was shooting on the Red Scarlett with my Zeiss ZF.2 lenses.[powerpress]
While the shoot was going on I spoke to Bruce about working on projects withe zero budget and what you still need to have to be able to produce the work.
We also discuss:
- Shooting a no budget film
- The importance of the location scout
- Using and controlling sunlight How important a large reflector is - 6x6 Frame with unbleached Muslin
- 4 x Apple boxes to raise the actors off the floor so we can shoot over a wall
- What are essential tools when filming outdoors
- What would be in a minimal grip package
- Checking for How much light control you need for ND in camera
- The importance of demarkation on set and understanding your role on the crew
- A lesson about prep from Alfred Hitchcock
- The importance of pre visualising what is going to happen ahead of time.
- 2:00 Explaining lighting and lack of it. Using muslin frame.
- 3:14 How important is a recce on location?
- 4:50 It’s a popular misconception that you just need a standard reflector on set.
- 7:14 What other essential tools are needed for an outdoor low budget shoot?
- 12:00 Minimal grip package on location
- 13:35 Prep for what ND filters needed on location
- 15:00 The importance of demarcation on set
- 17:50 The movie business is all logistics – A lesson from Hitchcock
- 19:20 Pre-visualizing what is going to happen ahead of time
- 20:35 Mick sums up prep on the shoot
- 23:00 Bruce – The importance of creating a relaxed atmosphere on set.
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