tips for shooting a car on a process trailer at

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Open DV Discussion
For topics which don't fit into any of the other categories.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 29th, 2009, 10:05 AM   #1
Regular Crew
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 41
tips for shooting a car on a process trailer

Well, I'm shooting 15 pages of dialogue in a car on a process trailer. The sound guy would like to keep the windows closed - any tips for shooting through the side window?
Jeff McCutcheon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 29th, 2009, 12:03 PM   #2
Regular Crew
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 161
Hi -

First tip is to change the glass. Most car glass is tinted. Through-the-windshield shots are most often done through clear glass.

The second tip is to visualize the shot from the side, through the glass. I don't think you will want to use it much, as the glass will always be there.

If you really need that angle for extended periods, an open window makes more sense visually. The real question is does it make sense dramatically? Don't let the sound man make dramatic choices for you. I'm sure you and he can come up with an alternative, after you decide what is best for the story.
Bill Engeler is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

Omega Broadcast
(512) 251-7778
Austin, TX

(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

(800) 238-8480
Glendale, CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:04 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2015 The Digital Video Information Network