There are two types of action sequence you are likely to want to shoot. In the one you are able to direct what is happening so that it works for the camera. In the other you have no control over the event and have to go with what is happening. In this chapter we will look at each separately and then move on to a few tricks and treats.

Directed Action

Planning Checklist

Before you shoot a sequence of directed action you must plan ahead:

□ decide what you want to see happening

□ Work out how you will shoot it

□ Decide how the shots involved will cut together

□ Decide the order in which you will shoot them

□ Communicate what you want to see happening and how you want it covered.

What do You Want to see Happening?

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