Shooting for Editing
Filming is ultimately shooting for editorial. The primary purpose of shooting is not merely to get some “great shots” — in the end it must serve the purpose of the film by giving the editor and the director what they need to actually piece together completed scenes and sequences that add up to a finished product that makes sense, has emotional impact, and accomplishes its purpose.
Thinking about Continuity
Movies get made one scene at a time, and scenes get made one shot at a time. No matter how large and complex a production is, you are always still doing it one shot at a time. As you do each shot you have to keep the overall purpose in mind: that this shot must fit in with all the other shots that will ...