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Shooting Made Easy SABEW Conference Brian Snyder
Shooting Basics 5 Basic Shots <ul><li>-  Wide </li></ul><ul><li>Medium </li></ul><ul><li>Tight </li></ul><ul><li>Action </...
Wide Shot – “Establishing” shot Wide shots are usually of a person’s full body, or of a landscape, or of a building. It is...
Medium Shot A medium shot usually contains a person’s head and part of the torso. The bottom of the frame can be anywhere ...
Tight Shot A close-up is framed tightly on a person’s face. Usually, the face will mostly fill the screen, and some of it ...
Action & Reaction For every action, there is a reaction. These shots can come in various forms, but are critical to the st...
Wide Medium Tight Sequence of shots
What shot is it? 1 2 3 4
Interview shots <ul><li>-Talking room </li></ul><ul><li>Good background </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting is critical </li></ul><...
Creating Meaningful Video <ul><li>Every picture has a sound. </li></ul><ul><li>The challenge is to take the subject matter...
Creating Meaningful Video <ul><li>When using a tripod, hold your shots and take your hands off the camera. </li></ul><ul><...
Let’s have some fun!
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Produce a video news story in a day

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The session "Produce a Business News Video in a Day" was a specialized training session during the Society of America Business Editors & Writers 2010 conference in Phoenix. The intensive day of hands-on training, led by Brian Snyder, helped journalists learn the skills to shoot business news videos.

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  1. 1. Shooting Made Easy SABEW Conference Brian Snyder
  2. 2. Shooting Basics 5 Basic Shots <ul><li>- Wide </li></ul><ul><li>Medium </li></ul><ul><li>Tight </li></ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul><ul><li>Reaction </li></ul>
  3. 3. Wide Shot – “Establishing” shot Wide shots are usually of a person’s full body, or of a landscape, or of a building. It is helpful to grab a wide shot of each location where you shoot.
  4. 4. Medium Shot A medium shot usually contains a person’s head and part of the torso. The bottom of the frame can be anywhere from just above the waist to the shoulders. This is the standard framing for an interview.
  5. 5. Tight Shot A close-up is framed tightly on a person’s face. Usually, the face will mostly fill the screen, and some of it may not even be visible (top or bottom of the head, etc.)
  6. 6. Action & Reaction For every action, there is a reaction. These shots can come in various forms, but are critical to the story.
  7. 7. Wide Medium Tight Sequence of shots
  8. 8. What shot is it? 1 2 3 4
  9. 9. Interview shots <ul><li>-Talking room </li></ul><ul><li>Good background </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting is critical </li></ul><ul><li>Microphone placement </li></ul>
  10. 10. Creating Meaningful Video <ul><li>Every picture has a sound. </li></ul><ul><li>The challenge is to take the subject matter and make it interesting. </li></ul><ul><li>Sound draws people to video. </li></ul><ul><li>Shaky video = amateur video </li></ul><ul><li>- If you don’t have tripod, use your feet as the zoom. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Creating Meaningful Video <ul><li>When using a tripod, hold your shots and take your hands off the camera. </li></ul><ul><li>- No pans or zooms, it’s not natural for your eyes or how you look at things. </li></ul><ul><li>- Find the characters and let them help you tell the story. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Let’s have some fun!
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