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A Close Push is in itself easy to do, and looks great. But there's a lot of meaning communicated in when and how we push, and if we do close pushes solely to create production-value, we can end up sending some very mixed signals and make a scene seem flat.
The purpose of this chapter is to have close pushes be as motivated as possible by creating a list of meanings to look for.
One of the concerns of the course is to get away from storyboards, which force us to think sequentially and do very choppy blocking, and instead block in parallel with cameras that are aware of and complement each other.
In this excerpt from Volume V, each camera depends heavily on the others, which produces very cohesive blocking, and a fairly complex scene using only 6 setups.