Beyond the simple interview
Any filming situation should contain a form of narrative. The camera represents the viewpoint of your audience and so you must take them on a journey. Move where they would move and look at the things that they would look at. If you pose a question with one shot you must answer it with the next.
- Common Tricks – Hand reaching for a door > Subject enters a new room.
- Managing Expectations – Deviating from the norm is confusing.
5 Step Technique
The 5 step technique is a commonly used set up in many filming situations. Recognising and capturing these basic shots will give you a narrative that can be followed in the editing room.
The person performing the activity.
Wide shot of the subject performing the activity within the relevant surroundings.
Over the shoulder
The activity from the view of the subject or third party.
Highlighting a point of interest or filming from an obscure angle.
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