Have you ever watched a shooting of a movie...?

India
January 16, 2009 11:25am CST
I didn't see yet.But my friends said that each shot is taken more number of times. Even a simple scene in a movie is taken more number of times. I just got amazed when they said this to me.Is it so really? Share me if you know. Happy mylotting
3 responses
@thepipes (163)
• United States
16 Jan 09
It sure is! Sometimes to get different emotions, lighting or different angles of the camera. I was an extra in Spiderman at the world unity festival and we were just running around (when green goblin was attacking) and even just the crowd running around took multiple shots.
@cambiste (1245)
• India
16 Jan 09
Great. we have a celebrity here. Must have been a really thrilling experience to be part of the hit movie Spiderman. Thanks for the share.
@thepipes (163)
• United States
16 Jan 09
haha! yeah it was a lot of fun. They had a thing where you could just sign up and go. they fed us lunch and had drawings and things. Definitely was an experience!
@thepipes (163)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I don't even remember, but we were there from about 8 am in the morning until 6 or 7 pm at night and i know they were going to continue shooting more two days after that! It was a lot of fun and would do it again in a heartbeat
@cambiste (1245)
• India
16 Jan 09
Yes, its true. Almost every scene in dramas are shot many times over. The actors have to act the same scene, with the same lines over and over again for different angles. Closeups also need a fresh take. This is because, if the scene has to shown close-up, from afar or from different angles, cameras shooting it should not come into the scene. Camras, lighting, props should be well hidden to give the desired effect. And if more than one angle were shot at a time, it would completely destroy the scene, as an actor can usually only face one camera (literally) or act for only one camera at a time. Also, usually the lighting module is limited to only one camera. If two cameras were to shoot at the same time, one would surely not have enough brightness or may face the glare of the props and lights. There are cases where four different angles are shot for the same one scene, so that the actors do not have to repeat the scene again and again. This is called multiple camera video production. Its the editors job to cut scenes from different angles and piece them together to give the effect of continuous running scenes. Sometimes, even angles that are ultimately never used are filmed. When finished or "wrapped", editors will have at least 3 different angled complete versions of the scene rolled up. Film making is tedious and also expensive compared to the home movie making. Time is money as rolling films are expensive. Many atimes, actors practice the scene with the cameras rolling away, until the director is satisfied enough to start the real shooting.
@jersey86 (1348)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
yeah.. that's true its really hard to make a movie as the director wants to get good angles on the artists position at there act a also if the director(s) does not like the act or an actor committed a mistake then the camera ruled back again until they get what they want.. I also remember when we did our school project and that project is we need to create movie and it took us many cuts just to come up with what we expect and its not really easy dude.. i also watch a shooting near in our town.. if you will ask our house is near in the BIGFOOT and considered to be the Hollywood in asia .