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Portable Video, 6th Edition by Edward J. Fink, Norman Medoff

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Framing and Composition

Before beginning any video shoot, you should have a clear objective or objectives in mind. In electronic news gathering (ENG) work, the goal is to represent the reality of an event or story accurately, interestingly, and in an appropriate context. This involves a lot more than simply pointing a camera at a scene or subject. A news shooter must carefully select what to show and what to leave out. The ideal is to depict what he or she sees to be true at the location, both factually and emotionally.

In electronic field production (EFP) work, the goal is usually dictated by the client or producer. The videographer is ...

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