Looking back at the rehearsal footage for ‘Jay and Kay Save the World’, it was interesting to see both the differences and similarities between the end footage and how it all first started out during the rehearsal period. Rehearsals are essential to the film making process. Often they are glossed over, but they provide a valuable insight into how the film might progress as well as being able to correct any mistakes the actors/crew might make. For a director, rehearsals also give a chance to finalise the position of the main players in relation to the camera position(s). While rehearsals themselves take up time, they make the actual shooting process far more efficient. With a rehearsal, there is an idea for all the people on the set of what is happening and what to expect.
See for yourself, the similarities and differences between the rehearsals and the final cut: