Learn advanced tips from acclaimed director Jay Roach as he takes you behind the scenes to share his preparation and techniques for filming the elevator scene in BOMBSHELL.

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Key insights:

  • Show, don’t tell. Use image and action to wordlessly convey story.
  • Use extras wisely to fill out a scene and keep it from feeling too “stage-y”.
  • Determine the essentials of a scene and capture them by storyboarding.
  • Long lens with a shallow focus can help viewer feel empathy with character.
  • Choreographing is essential to keep viewers oriented.
  • Script and story have priority over technology and techniques.
Jay Roach is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter, best known for directing the AUSTIN POWERS trilogy, TRUMBO, MEET THE PARENTS, DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS, and THE CAMPAIGN. He was awarded a total of four Emmy’s for directing the HBO political dramas RECOUNT and GAME CHANGE. As a director, his most recent film, BOMBSHELL, stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie, and is based upon the accounts of several women at Fox News who set out to expose CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment. more...

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