Sunday, March 30, 2008

Shooting Kids

We had a great shoot this morning for TRACY with the Stanton family. It was a lot of fun, and a good lesson in shooting with children. A good rule of thumb is to shoot a master and let the child do what he or she wants to do. As much as you'd like to think you can prepare or figure out what the staging should be, you can't. You just need to let them have fun and tell you what the shot will be about. The take I ended up using had a lot more energy than I'd planned on because the little girl in the shot jumped into her mother's arms during the take, causing her mom to laugh in a real fun natural way. Again, something I couldn't have planned on. So remember, let the children run the show, other wise you'll just be the jerk yelling at a small child who doesn't care about what you think you want.

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