Kathleen and Pyper at the premiere of A NIGHT FOR DYING TIGERS at TIFF 2010.
The seemingly endless VAMLET edit continues.
It was so great to have two cameras and have Gaelle working the second camera. She did a great job, and I am using second camera footage…however…
I’m not sure about two cameras for the future. It’s A LOT of footage to slog through, and a lot to keep in your mind while editing.
It’s much easier to edit as you shoot with one camera, and editing while I’m shooting is VERY important to me.
I would have had the entire film roughly edited on the last day of shooting had I shot with one camera.
Using two cameras allows you to capture great improvised moments on both sides, however, if the lighting isn’t right on the other side it’s useless AND there is just so much footage!
I had one camera for a few scenes and one camera on WHEN LIFE WAS GOOD, and there were no moments/scenes where I felt I’d sacrificed quality by having one camera.
But it was great having Gaelle on set and she framed some shots so well that I just had to use them in the film.
I think it depends on the film. For my next film, I’m looking at a different visual style, a very cinematic, stylized camera. I’m Probably not going handheld for a while! My shoulder is still killing me from the last shoot. Tripods and Dollies!