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Matchmoving: The Invisible Art of Camera Tracking, 2nd Edition by Tim Dobbert

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Chapter 8

Being on Set

One of my favorite parts of my job as a matchmoving supervisor is being on set during a live-action shoot. Of course, a matchmover isn’t always on set during the shoot, but when the opportunity presents itself, it’s good to be prepared.

In this chapter, I will discuss the roles of a matchmover while on set. The techniques I will describe here are framed within the context of film work but could easily be applied to smaller-scale productions. I’ll show you how to gather the information you need and give you a few pointers for on-set etiquette.

Chapter Contents

  • Getting the Right Information
  • Getting Camera Information
  • Marking Up the Set
  • Working with Others on Set
  • Building a Matchmoving Kit
  • Shooting Distortion Grids

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