October 18, 2019
Afraid to shoot with more than one camera? Let The Peanut Butter Falcon DP Nigel Bluck put your mind at ease.
Making a film is difficult when you’re shooting with just one camera, so it stands to reason — at least for some — that shooting with more than one makes things that much more so.
In fact, I’d argue that the somewhat inaccurate belief that multicam setups make shoots more challenging, rather than budgetary restrictions, is the prime reason burgeoning filmmakers avoid them. So, to help demystify the process and, hopefully, assuage your fears of intimidating multicam shoots, here’s a video from Indy Mogul in which Ted Sim talks with DP Nigel Bluck about the cinematographic approach he took on The Peanut Butter Falcon, from how he (barely) lit certain scenes to the incredible benefits of shooting with two cameras.
Let’s take a look at the various pieces of advice Bluck dispenses in the video.