Christopher Nolan Shares DIY Shooting Tricks of His No-Budget First Film, ‘Following’

by Suzy Walker-Toye

I really enjoyed the 30min interview with Christopher Nolan from Vice.Com:

I found it really interesting what he was saying about identifying the limitations and then writing the script to them rather than just having them in there and lumping it. For example, he makes the first four minutes of his film in his film club studio on a dolly and with great sound so that by the time people see that the rest of the film (all the outside bits) are hand held and with slightly dodgy sound they are already into the story and assume that its intentional. Also, he shot black and white because he knew he’d have issues balancing lighting with the little equipment available to him so once that decision was made he incorporated more film-noir style references into his script.

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