Each of the one-shot rehearsals is too long to post in its entirety, so I want to draw your attention to a particular sequence in which one character flips a coin. In the earlier shots of this sequence the camera is tentative and searching, with some unsuccessful experimentation. By the fifth take it has a much better idea of where it wants to be and when. You can also see the improvement in the intensity of the performances, with the actors wandering further astray from their scripts, to good effect.One Shot Coin Toss
Now imagine the 30th take! How far can we take this shooting style? How surefooted a camera, and how polished a set of performances, can we achieve without a cut? For our team, this will be the point of the film challenge. If you are interested in joining up, all of the requirements are laid out in this post
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And for anyone who is curious to see a bit more, here's a clip from later on in that same fifth take:
One Shot Walk, take 5