Something I started working on a while back, but didn’t quite ever finish.

All this commotion about shooting in a stationary car has really switched me onto noticing all the examples of (what I feel could be) do-able shots and angles of people in cars.
It happens more often then I thought it would and I’m glad because it suggests to me that it’s not  impossible for a low/no budget student film.

Unfortunately, we can’t put the camera on the dash board so I’ve been looking for alternate shots and interesting angles. I was surprised to see how often there were shots from outside cars. You could  some reflection in the mirror, but nothing too distracting.

It’s in Breaking Bad:

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Filming from this far away does give a greater sense of distance to the actors, but I don;t think that’s a bad thing – at least for the beginning of the scene. Once Bill & Linda’s argument heats up, the camera can move in closer.
This shot is good because it provides context. 
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In this shot you can even see some reflection on the car window, but it doesn’t look tacky or cheap . I feel we coud re-create this easily enough

It’s in Mr & Mrs Murder (now, we know it can be done easily if it’s in that show – no disrespect).

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