film tv1 analysis/reflection 3

3. Why do we shoot to edit?

Having the editing process in mind when approaching your shoot is helpful as you are able to avoid problems that might occur during the editing process, such as missing shots or cuts that don’t correlate. If you approach your shoot with the concept of many smaller shots that will be edited together then post-production is usually more successful and you don’t spend unnecessary time filming long takes.┬áIf you ensure that you have enough coverage of a scene then you also avoid missing crucial footage.

Dually, this allows for more creative license in the edit suite and you are afforded more options in shaping the flow of your film. If you shoot the same scene from multiple angles and shot sizes with editing in mind, the editing process is allowed its creative or experimental potential. You are able to pick and choose until you find the perfect combination of shots and angles.


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