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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 5th Edition by David K. Irving, Peter Rea

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Chapter eight

Location

There were tons of locations to secure. I had thought about shooting in my own apartment. One of the producers had the idea, “Let’s just rent someone else’s apartment so you can go home at the end of the day.” That was really smart. It seemed like kind of a weird indulgence at the time, but it definitely helped, to be able to get to go home after each day’s shooting.

Luke Matheny

DIRECTOR

Scouting Locations

As important as it is to choose the right actors for the piece, it is equally important to choose the right world, or at least the illusion of that world, for those actors to inhabit. The credibility of the story depends on it. By seeing where and how the characters live, we learn about who they are even before being ...

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