Chapter Four Assessing the Footage: Selecting the Best Shots for the Job


Criteria for Shot Assessment

Selecting the Best Shots

You should feel comfortable now identifying the various types of shots and sounds that may be used to create a motion media production. With these committed to memory, it will be that much easier to organize them when you acquire and review the material to be edited. Be forewarned, however, that not every shot type may be used to generate coverage for a particular scene. For example, it may not make much sense to look for an XLS in footage from a dialogue scene shot in an airplane cockpit – unless the production team provide you with an establishing shot of the plane in the sky or a POV shot from the cockpit ...

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