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Shooting an indoor film

Document ID: 
unknown, 1960?
super-8 filmFilm

Take into account 19 points when shooting an indoor film

A super-8 film from the deep drawer in the steel desk outlining the steps for a succesful movie. To our knowledge however, Bob Tagge neither possesed a super-8 camera nor playback equipment for this type of film.

It might well be that the points served as guiding principles in his life. Some evidence exists that Bob Tagge planned to use the list as an outline for his autobiography.

  1. Catch the eye with your title
  2. A film should have a beginning
  3. Natural action is best
  4. Steady shots are easy on the eyes. Use a tripod
  5. Close ups make a movie come alive
  6. Don’t pan around the room. Stop shooting, then continue from a new viewpoint
  7. Show people reacting
  8. Sometimes shoot from the subject’s eye level
  9. Get close tot he action
  10. A surprising angle can be dramatic
  11. For interest, alternate from one action to another
  12. Keep your stories moving
  13. If you pan, use a tripod
  14. Be ready for candid reactions
  15. Shoot as long as the action is interesting
  16. You don’t need people in every shot
  17. Use plenty of light when shooting indoors
  18. A bit of clowning adds tot he fun
  19. Plan a real ending