There are many scripts that call for a situation where an artificial body is needed. Perhaps the lead actor is beating up the body on the floor. Maybe a corpse must remain absolutely still for the length of the shooting day. Sometimes a dummy must be thrown from the roof of a building.
Sadly, most of the time on guerilla shoots, clothes are simply stuffed with newspaper to provide a clearly false and unnatural replica of a body. Even with a good framing practice, these rudimentary fake bodies generally look awful. They don’t have the illusion of the weight and structure of a real corpse, so they appear on camera just as ...