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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What is "coverage" in filmmaking?

I wanted to pass on another insightful article from the film blog, “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.” If you recall, I posted information on this blog because it is a look at how this film has been produced, from beginning to end. There have been some amazing articles about casting, and what goes through the head of film creators and producers when they have roles to fill. But there has also been incredibly helpful articles on the nuts and bolts of the filmmaking industry, and one in particular that I wanted to share:

What Is Coverage

The producer had written a previous blog entry talking about how many takes they did for a pivotal scene in the movie, which sparked a few responses from readers. This blog is a response to those questions, and explains why shooting certain scenes can take several days to complete.

If you have time, I would highly recommend reading this blog from beginning to end. A word of caution- the writers pull no punches, and their views are not delicately stated. But you will get a refreshing take on a piece of “Hollywood“ and will learn a lot about the business.

Happy learning!

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Anonymous said...

As always, a good reference, Erin!

I often have to explain to clients why shooting a 30-second commercial can take several days!

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