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    Hi everyone. First time posting on this site, looking for some suggestions for scenes/ shot for a small project I am shooting at present.

    The scene involves the main female character gorging herself on every piece of food in the kitchen in a food binge-esk frenzy. I was planning on shooting a before and after view of the fried and kitchen cuboards (i.e full to empty) and an after scene of her looking very full and bloated. In was wondering if there could be any scenes I could include of her actually eating, that would not demand too much of the actress actually eating and swallowing food. But so that what is happening is shown and not implied.

    Any suggestions would be welcome.

    Thanks in advance

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    I think a lot of this will be in the editing. Most movies and tv shows have the actor put the food in their mouth and chew it, then spit it out and do it again. If you want to see her swallowing, that can certainly be water or similar.

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    Hi thanks for the reply.

    It was more the volume of food I wanted to convey. The sort of in joke is her eating him out of house and home, so wanted to really give the impression she had eaten everything!


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    Again, it's in the editing. She takes it, puts it to her mouth, then it's gone. Next, and next and next. Intercut that with shots of her chewing and swallowing. You don't want it to go on too long - it will get boring quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullseahawk View Post
    Hi everyone. First time posting on this site, looking for some suggestions for scenes/ shot for a small project I am shooting at present.

    The scene involves the main female character gorging herself on every piece of food in the kitchen in a food binge-esk frenzy. I was planning on shooting a before and after view of the fried and kitchen cuboards (i.e full to empty) and an after scene of her looking very full and bloated. In was wondering if there could be any scenes I could include of her actually eating, that would not demand too much of the actress actually eating and swallowing food. But so that what is happening is shown and not implied.

    Any suggestions would be welcome.

    Thanks in advance
    Not sure if you shot this already, but either way, something like this, have a bucket standing by and get all the footage you want of her just stuffing her face, as messy as can be. Then have her spit it out. Rinse (or don't) and repeat! Get a lot of shots of that, in a variety of different ways, and like people said above, use some really clever editing to create the frenetic crazy gorging in a seamless way!


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