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Real World Digital Video, Second Edition by Gerald Everett Jones, Pete Shaner

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Casting and Improvisation for DV

The high cost of film discourages directors and producers from shooting repeated takes and extra coverage. Improvisation is often equated with irresponsibility. However, compared to the cost of film stock and processing, shooting DV tape is so cheap you might as well think of it as free.

In the world of DV, it costs you nothing to record as many takes as you like within the limited time of the shooting day. Hence, there's much less pressure to follow a structured approach. Improvisational styles don't come at such financial premium, especially if you get results. This can have a big impact on casting actors.

In turn, your approach to casting and rehearsal impacts not only how you plan to work on the set but also ...

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