Know Where & Why To Place The Master Shot: Deadfall

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  17:30 Minutes of Instructional Video, lighting, camera schematics and a glossary of terms for better learningSUPPLIED W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  This lesson is Part 7 of a 22 part series that takes you on a journey from Script to Screen.  Every nuances is discussed in detail from the first scout with the director, the tech scout, the pre-rig, the blocking, rehearsals to the final angle composed, lit and shot.

Have you ever asked yourself where should the master shot be?  I ask that question to myself every time I start a new scene.  What do I look for?  What angles help the story?  What aspects of the space enable you to light from and thus tell you where to put the master shot.  In this lesson I dive in deep to why, where and how to set your master shot.  What lenses to use and what angle will be the best to tell the story.


ahmed.salem555 29 days ago

Hi Shane, very wonderful article, suppose you do not have the batten light you will replace it with what

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    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    22 days ago

      @ahmed.salem555 Hi Ahmed, I would build them like I did, these are all homemade. There is not another light on the market that delivers this quality, weight and fire power as these.

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