Shooting the programme

The start of the programme used as an example on the previous page will probably be like any ordinary interview programme, using cameras 1, 2 and 3, with 4 offering a group shot and 5 a reverse shot of the audience.

When the presenter asks for questions from the audience you can cut straight to camera 5 while 6 finds the single shot. While 6 hunts the single shot of the audience member talking, camera 4 would normally zoom to a single of the guest to whom the question is being asked.

Be aware that camera 6 has probably only got a tiny depth of field, as Sighting on an audience is usually not too bright. You need either a very good camera operator, or to give them a reasonable amount of time finding the shot and focusing ...

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