Before shots in a movie are filmed and recorded, the shots are called. Calling the shot before filming a scene in a film includes the 1st AD calling out to the camera operator or director of photography to ensure that they are recording or speeding, and calling out to the sound mixer to ensure that they are speeding sound (recording) as well.
- In the next couple movies,…we're going to look at the process…of shooting scenes in a little more detail.…In this tutorial we're gonna talk about calling shots,…which ensures that the scene actually gets recorded.…This is the work flow that all film sets follow…when it's time to roll camera.…Before the camera actually starts rolling,…the first AD will yell out for the crew to settle.…- Quiet please.…- The exact wording varies based on locale,…but they typically say something like…pictures up, or quiet please, something along those lines.…The first Ad will then double check with both the DP…and the sound mixer that they're ready to roll.…
Then the second AC will place the slate…in front of the camera and the camera operator will focus…on the slate before they hit record.…That way the first frame of the captured video…starts with the slate.…It makes it easier for the editor…to organize the footage in post.…Next, somebody, usually the first AD, will call out…to the camera by simply yelling camera.…This is called a call because it expects a response,…
Find the rest of the courses in the series—on everything from script writing to directing—on Chad's author page.
- Understanding the role of different crew members
- Sending out call sheets
- Using a slate
- Keeping continuity with a script supervisor and production photographer
- Keeping the crew fed, happy, and safe
- Rescheduling shoots
- Dealing with wardrobe for a large cast
- Using special effects makeup
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating a Short Film: 05 Directingwith Chad Perkins2h 27m Intermediate
Creating a Short Film: 03 Pre-Productionwith Chad Perkins2h 13m Intermediate
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Intermediate
"The Assurance"7m 43s
1. Common Crew Members
2. Film Production Basics
4. Keeping the Crew Happy
5. Our Big Resets
6. Working with Props
7. Preparing to Shoot
8. Special Effects Makeup
Final thoughts1m 33s
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