If you look at how many minutes of footage is shot and divide that by the money you’ve spent, including your own time, you quickly realize just how valuable every second of footage is. With this knowledge in mind you’ll realize what every producer who consistently shoots realizes; you want to keep the camera rolling as much as possible during your given shoot days.
In effect, you can actually gain a day or two by understanding how this works. Every location change is time that the camera is not rolling. Yes, you want to change locations and get coverage, but you also want to make sure the trade off is worth it. It is important to make sure you know how to efficiently move through a production day.
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