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How To... Shoot a Promo in One Take

Director Alex W Nicholson on the secrets behind shooting in one take; rehearse, consider your location & make sure you have a great team on your side.

I think every director at some point has admired a one shot. Goodfellas or Werckmiester Harmonies must have crept into their heads or hearts at some point.

Why wouldn't you want to do something like that?  It’s something I’ve wanted to do for ages because it’s elegant and mesmerizing.  Downside, getting it right is also arduous and terrifying.  

Which might be the reason it’s not an overly-used technique. Children of Men and Birdman are inspirational, the horrendous Snake…to continue reading please subscribe now

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