Definition of reshoot in US English:



[with object]
  • Shoot (a scene of a film) again or differently.

    ‘they had to reshoot the whole thing with another actor’
    no object ‘the insurance was enough to allow them to reshoot or finish with a double’
    • ‘Despite the precautions, the production team has occasionally reshot small portions of coming episodes to repair lapses in the story's logic.’
    • ‘Francis had reshot the beginning of the sequence.’
    • ‘So, several scenes were reshot and The Big Sleep was reworked.’
    • ‘It was originally shot in black and white and then, once edited, colour, split screens, freeze frames and other graphic effects were added and the film was reshot onto 35 mm.’
    • ‘Do you want to start editing while they're shooting so you can make suggestions of scenes that need to be reshot?’
    • ‘The only other alternative would be reshooting the morning's work, but that would ultimately cause the production to go an hour or two into overtime, and rip several thousand dollars out of the budget.’
    • ‘This meant reshooting nearly every scene and hiring alternate leads.’
    • ‘They haven't become used to the luxury of working only on huge films, where they'll reshoot every scene until it's perfect.’
    • ‘The resulting film, Blackmail, was begun as a silent and then in large part reshot to take advantage of the new sound technology.’
    • ‘The rest of the movie was reshot and retooled beyond recognition and at a frantic pace.’
    • ‘I read that this film had been rewritten and reshot quite a bit, and I can see why.’
    • ‘Scenes were reshot, money ran out, and interest from others dwindled.’
    • ‘But the way it was before I reshot it was even more direct.’
    • ‘When he needed to reshoot scenes and didn't have the money he raised more money from everyone he could; including his own mother and dentist.’
    • ‘But they reshot her scenes at the insistence of Bogart and director Howard Hawks and she ultimately earned excellent notices.’
    • ‘It was filmed in sequence on digital video rather than film, and von Trier resisted the urge to reshoot scenes if it would break the continuity.’
    • ‘Hence, Ellis went back and reshot a number of scenes in March this year with a view to increasing the gore and naughtiness.’
    • ‘Some of the scenes are alternate takes of scenes involving subplots that were abandoned but containing important dialogue that had to be reshot.’
    • ‘A lot of the scenes in the tent, at the beginning, had to be reshot because they didn't have the right rhythm to set the film on the right footing from the beginning.’
    • ‘Test audiences found it so disturbing it had to be reshot.’


  • An act of reshooting a scene of a film.

    ‘the reshoot is scheduled for Thursday’
    • ‘But even during mid-shoot re-writes and reshoots, he insists, the actress never pulled rank on the novice director.’
    • ‘The new cut will be prepared almost entirely on the editing table, and will involve no reshoots.’
    • ‘Fun With Dick and Jane had massive rewrites and reshoots - by some estimations more than a third of the film was reshot.’
    • ‘The director nods his head and claps his hands after the reshoot.’
    • ‘It also meant Bettany completing four days of reshoots.’
    • ‘That's why I hate reshoots; it's very hard to go back.’
    • ‘When shooting on film, it is necessary to have the film processed and prints that can be watched immediately made every day - the director then watches these ‘dailies’ to see whether the shots turned out and reshoots are necessary.’
    • ‘Conversion to sound required extensive reshoots and added a further $1.7 million to an already excessive budget.’
    • ‘She would demand expensive last-minute reshoots, story revisions and changes to layouts.’
    • ‘In the month before its release, the movie went through a series of edits and reshoots, including a new happy ending that lets the couples live happily ever after.’
    • ‘Injury, constant reshoots and moving sets all took a toll on the cast.’
    • ‘I say throwaway because their inclusion feels like an afterthought, the result of a series of reshoots deemed necessary after early prints were found to be far too draining.’
    • ‘I picture the editor and director putting their heads together in the editing room, trying to cobble together a sequence out of incompatible footage because they cannot afford reshoots.’
    • ‘Done with the reshoot, we quickly edited in the new scenes.’
    • ‘Looks quite promising, though it's early days yet what with the film's release date having been put back to December so as to allow time for reshoots.’
    • ‘We budgeted for two days of reshoots, and a lot of the weirder stuff happened then.’
    • ‘One thing we're sure of, though, is the need for some quick reshoots.’
    • ‘Yet, the film-makers took great pains to get it to look realistic, staging numerous reshoots for the final few scenes.’
    • ‘This saved us weeks if not months of work and reshoots.’
    • ‘It's redeemed, however, by a funny epilogue, reportedly added after the fact due to studio-ordered reshoots.’