How to know when you’ve got it and when you don’t
“The secret to survivin’ is knowin’ what to throw awayand knowin’ what to keep.”7
—Kenny Rogers, “The Gambler”
Knowing exactly how your final movie will come together, while you’re still shooting it, is nearly impossible. So it can be difficult to be sure what shots you will or will not need. Not having the correct shots to piece together a scene is a classic first-time filmmaker mistake—as is wasting a lot of time getting shots you’ll never use.
Frequently, when people use the word “infinite,” they do not mean it literally. (And “literally” is another word people often misuse. ...