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Video Camera Techniques, 2nd Edition by Gerald Millerson

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Problems during the Show

When a production is on air live or being recorded live-on-tape, what is the best solution when problems develop?

•  I’ve missed a shot!’– If something prevents you from getting your camera into position and you miss a shot, try to get there as soon as possible. Don’t risk missing the next shot too!

•  ‘The talent is out of position!’ – Even experienced performers sometimes fail to hit their rehearsed floor marks. All you can do is to reframe, adjust the lens angle, or reposition the dolly to re-compose the shot.

•  ‘He’s moved into my shot!’ – Having set up your shot, someone (or something) suddenly intrudes into the picture. Occasionally you can ignore them, but otherwise it’s a matter of reframing slightly away from ...

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