Make sure you shoot everything you need for whichever method you decide to use.
Make sure each shot in the sequence fits together. Each shot should match the other shots.
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Changing Size and Angle for Each Camera Setup Schaefermeyer Digital Video BASICS
All action in the second shot needs to be in the same general area as it is in the first shot. The best way to make the differences less noticeable is to remember one simple rule: change size and angle.
Changing the size helps cover the difference in the motions.
Changing the angle smoothes the shot change and eliminates jump cuts, which look like mistakes to the audience.
The director’s job is to use shots and sequences to reveal information at the right time and in the right way to tell the story.
Sometimes the audience is given information at the same time as the characters in the story. Sometimes the characters know more than the audience, and at other times the audience knows more than the characters.
How and when information is revealed is determined by the script and how the director chooses to tell the story.
A director’s most important job is to tell the story.
A shot is the time between when you start and stop recording. It is the basic building block for a video.
A sequence is a series of shots that are edited together to create a scene.
A basic sequence consists of an establishing shot that establishes where objects and characters are in a scene; followed by a close-up of characters, while they are speaking; reaction shots to show how characters react to what is happening in the scene; and, cutaways to show other events in the scene.
Each shot that requires a new setup should show a clear change in both size and camera angle. The setup for each close-up following the establishing shot should be closer and show a noticeable change in angle.
Clean in and out makes editing on actions smoother. Showing a car leave the frame, then cutting to a shot of the destination and the car entering the frame helps editing the shots together to look more natural.
“ The line” is an imaginary line that determines where the camera should be setup when shooting a sequence.
A simple sequence with a master shot and two close-ups requires three setups: one for the master shot, and two for each of the close-ups.