How to Plan Plot and Execute One Shot Sequences: Fathers and Daughters Pt 1

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  4 Minutes of Move Clips to assist Instruction, Behind-the-Scene Stills, and shooting schedule    – Supplied w/English Subtitles

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  This lesson is Part 1 of a 2 Part series on plotting, planning and executing single shot sequences.  Each shot is different, one with the MoVi and the other Hand Held.  But each is designed to have emotional impact and immerse you as an audience member.  Let’s dive into Part 1

This was the day that I had been looking forward to for a long time in our shooting schedule. The reason why is because I love to do sequences all in one shot. You all know my one shot wonders in Terminator Salvation. This scene in Fathers and Daughters was a wonderful new take on a beautiful one shot. This is what filmmaking is all about. When that shot was happening and we all sat around the monitor and watched it go down, you really saw the performances come out and how powerful it was. The emotion was absolutely immersive and everyone walked away from it saying, “Wow.”

This lesson is all about conceiving the one shot as well as HOW we did it.  What we had to do to light 3 floors of movement, how we transitioned to the outside night urban environment, what camera we used to do this and how many takes.

• How we pulled it off
• Using my “Fist of Fury” developed shooting Act of Valor
• Rigging up a handheld monitor
• Using top light to give the camera freedom
• Making the lighting behind Katie cold and Cameron’s warm

REVIEWS:

<<<Dominik>>> This lesson was amazing.  Can’t wait to watch Fathers & Daughters.
<<<Elvis>>> Amazing information, shows how powerful a continuous shot can be. I will definitely experiment with this in my next production.
<<<Brendan>>>Awesome stuff. Sometimes practicals are all you need!
<<<Jeremie>>>Awesome stuff! Elvis: Amazing information, shows how powerful a continuous shot can be. I will definitely experiment with this in my next production.
<<<Brad>>>I really appreciate you doing these On Set With Shane segments! I find them so interesting and so useful. Lots of great info!
<<<Aaron>>>Thank you for another wonderful write up lesson Shane!
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