Pickup Shots

pickup-shotPickup Shots (often just called a “pickup”) refers to small shots or scenes that are recorded after principal photography has ended. Pickups are in order either to correct a mistake or to film additional material.

There are several kinds of mistakes that would justify a pickup:

  • Equipment malfunction, corrupting file
  • Human error, failing to capture something important
  • A director wants to try something different
  • Footage does not work in editing

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