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The Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide by Anthony Q. Artis

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LIVE EVENT CAMERA TECHNIQUES

Pull-Out from Instrument CU

Here, we pull out from a close-up of the drummer gently tapping a solo cymbal to a wide overhead shot as he lets the sticks loose across the entire drum kit. POV (point of view) close-ups like the starting shot here really help put the audience right in the middle of the performance and get a sense of what it looks and feels like to be up on that stage. A few well-timed close-ups of the action can go a long way to boosting your production value and breaking up static camerawork.

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Push-In for Solo

Whenever one instrument plays a solo or becomes the focus of a certain part of the song, you ...

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