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Chapter Nine. On the Set > What is a Sensible Shooting Ratio?

What is a Sensible Shooting Ratio?

The shooting ratio is the average number of takes you require for each shot. If a director records only one take of each shot, and uses every one of those takes in the final edit with no wasted footage, the ratio would be 1:1. A practitioner of the dump-truck style might shoot 30:1, running each scene 30 times in various angles so the editor can assemble one final scene.

A sensible shooting ratio for most projects is somewhere between 4:1 and 10:1. Any less and you risk not getting the coverage you need; any more and you're wasting time and money.


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