and back were seized up with stress.
Sure enough a couple of the camera moves I chose for a few scenes did not turn out like I had envisioned. A few of the calls I made as a director just didn’t work. i was a mess, editor Tim Beachum was surprisingly relaxed about it all and talked me down from the proverbal ledge. I was positive the urban movie Consignment was doomed. What saved the day?
A tip I got from an old school Director of Photography (DP) I listened to before shooting. No matter what kind of amazing camera move you want to experiment with to shoot a scene grab at least one take of a master or a standard three shot for coverage in case your wonder shot goes to hell. Turns out the coverage I thought was never going to use because surely my awesome camera moves would work. Some didn’t. The extra coverage I grabbed did end up covering my ass in