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Old February 12th, 2011, 06:49 PM   #16
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very informative thread : )

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...you feel like you have all the time in the world just because you are working with the best. But outsiders might swoon at your 'speed'. Think race car driver. There is no golden rule.
in my limited experience i can relate. i had the privilege of attending a large-scale high-speed shoot. i think it was between 8 to 10 setups in a day. i'm always amazed at the time-bending qualities of the medium in so many ways.

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Old February 12th, 2011, 10:42 PM   #17
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12-14 hours a day were the average....
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Old October 13th, 2011, 07:14 PM   #18
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Re: Question for DPs: Setups per Day?

This is a question that's impossible to answer: it depends on exteriors vs. interiors, number of shots, amount and complexity of dialogue, etc.

Generally, a good rule of thumb is to average 3 script pages per day: a 90 minute feature requires 30 shoot days.

But then there are so many variables... a film like My Dinner With Andre would go much faster than Avatar...
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