CC Image Airplanes by Jason O’Halloran at Flickr
Trailer: Up in the Air
Cast and Crew
- What: Emotion in the firing montage.
- Why: To get a more realistic effect in the firing compilation scene.
- How: Used original experiences of workers that got fired.
- What: Hiding the camera – Made the actors comfortable
- Why: To make the actors comfortable when they might not have had acting experience.
- How: Asked questions for 5-10 minutes before they shot the scene and they also used black fabric to cover the main part of the camera.
- What: Backpack Speech
- Why: Based on an event of personal experience. This added to the film to give a personal feel.
- How: Thought about a life event, then wrote about it.
- What: Aggressive typing
- Why: Important to show how committed this character is.
- How: The leaders of this film would do many takes – asking Anna Kendrick to type harder to show more emotion.
- What: Shooting in live hotels
- Why: To make the setting more realistic
- How: Shot their clips in a hotel without it shutting down.
- What: French Reverse
- Why: They wanted to keep the darkness in the background
- How: They would move the boat around just for the background.
- What: Video Conference
- Why: To reduce the amount of filming time and make it easier to show realistic reactions.
- How: All shot in one day – One person in the other room on a video conference. Filmed real-time.
- What: Handheld shots
- Why: Mirrors composure
- How: Held the camera with hands to give a natural shake.
- What: Fake Snow
- Why: Shot in winter to make the story more realistic
- How: Used paper shavings for a snow look alike.