September 20, 2017 at 11:03AM

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How to film in the backseat of a car?

I'm shooting a short and I want to do a french over inside my car, what I'm asking is tips and tricks to get good footage without looking too much handheld.

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If you're shooting at night, you can always try doing poor-man's process. You could easily get a very nice, locked-down shot that way. If you're shooting during the day, I've had pretty good luck in the past just using a small, collapsed tripod as a sort of monopod that I set between my legs on the back seat. If the road you're on is relatively smooth, you won't get a particularly handheld look. The handheld movements should be fairly subtle and floaty, not jittery and overly handheld.

September 21, 2017 at 2:06AM, Edited September 21, 2:06AM

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