No, we haven't done the segment on Ratios for this DVD yet. That's still to come. But here is a real world example of ratios in action: Shooting Ratios--the ratio between how much film you use per minute of final product.
The last number I heard for Hollywood was an average of 20:1. They shoot twenty minutes of film per one minute in a movie.
This of course varies greatly between films. For instance, in the battle of Helm's Deep in The Two Towers, they shot hundreds--if not thousands--of hours of footage for that one 30 minute scene. In other films they will get a scene in one take and move on.
In think, over the years, we've averaged around a 5:1 shooting ratio.
For this latest MathTacular project we just finished our second hour of tape. I'm just guessing at the moment, but I think we're closer to a 12:1 ratio at this point.
I'm not totally sure, but my guess is that it boils down to:
- We're still getting back into our groove
- We have to teach and explain more
- The concepts are harder and so require more hashing out on our end
- And morale has been low or we're just tired
It's been a long first week. Hopefully we can recharge over the weekend and tackle this again on Monday with a renewed gusto.
May you have a very restful and joyful weekend.
Filmmaker, Writer, Expectant Father