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Video Camera Techniques, 2nd Edition by Gerald Millerson

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Matching Shots

As an audience watches the screen, they see a sequence of carefully selected intercut pictures telling a story. But if the show you are working on is shot out of final order, you may have little idea how your particular shots are going to be edited into this complex jigsaw puzzle.

A well-made show has continuity of styles and techniques. Even where shots have been taken on different occasions or by different people, they need to intercut as a smooth-flowing continuous effect.

In a multi-camera crew, individuals have to rely on the director’s guidance to ensure that their shots blend with others. Otherwise, left to themselves, a crew might choose excellent but almost identical shots, or present unrelated pictures that would not ...

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