re·​shoot (ˌ)rē-ˈshüt How to pronounce reshoot (audio)
reshot (ˌ)rē-ˈshät How to pronounce reshoot (audio) ; reshooting

transitive verb

: to shoot (something) again: such as
: to fire (a weapon) again
reshoot a gun
: to film or photograph (something) again
reshot the scene
reshoot noun
plural reshoots
The filmmaker is famous for his reshoots, which are built into the production's budget and schedule. Jean Oppenheimer

Examples of reshoot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Series showrunners Matt Owens and Steven Maeda have confirmed that Oda's involvement was instrumental to adapting the series, and Emma Sullivan, who directed two episodes of the season, has even said that a single note from Oda would mean reshooting fight scenes from scratch. William Goodman, Men's Health, 5 Sep. 2023 Gadot famously filmed Justice League and reshoots for Wonder Woman while pregnant with Maya — even using a green screen around her bump to camouflage the pregnancy. Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 11 Aug. 2023 By reshooting the final scene, Urueta believes the curse will be lifted and his luck returned. Pamela Avila, USA TODAY, 20 July 2023 When director Zack Snyder was forced to depart production on the film because of a family tragedy, reshoots under Joss Whedon tanked Miller’s superhero standing. David Betancourt, Washington Post, 1 July 2023 Each student is assigned a ten-minute portion of the film to reshoot. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, 22 June 2023 The Hollywood Reporter wrote in August that a source close to the studio said that scuttling the movie or reshooting it with a different actor was a possibility if the chaos didn’t end. Michael Cavna, Washington Post, 14 June 2023 That is, after the two decided to scrap the original version and reshoot the entire series halfway through production. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 6 June 2023 Levinson, Tesfaye and Reza Fahim created the series, which underwent extensive recasting and reshoots midway through production (and also sparked reports of a chaotic environment on set, which HBO and the principals denied). Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1670, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reshoot was in 1670

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Cite this Entry

“Reshoot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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