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Video Camera Techniques, 2nd Edition by Gerald Millerson

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Lining Up Your Shots

The trick is not only to get succesful shots during rehearsal, but to repeat them during taping or when the show is on-air, despite the tensions and complications of working under pressure.

When people are immobile – sitting behind a desk for example – it is easy enough to repeat the same shot. But in a dynamic situation where they are moving around, with groups forming and reforming, accurate composition under these changing conditions can be quite critical.

Repeated shot accuracy

There are a number of techniques you can use to ensure that you get the same shot each time:

•  Check your lens angle – Because your zoom lens is variable, you need to make sure that it corresponds with the angle (or focal length) you used during ...

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