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Video Production Handbook, 6th Edition by Jim Owens

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CHAPTER 9 Shooting People and Objects

 

 

Images should not tell you what you already know. It takes no great powers or magic to reproduce somebody’s face in a photograph. The magic is in seeing people in new ways.

Duane Michals, Photographer

While shooting can be a simple process, camera operators and directors must be very intentional in order to shoot the subject in a way that attracts the audience’s attention, holds their attention, and communicates the message effectively (Figures 9.1 and 9.2).

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FIGURE 9.1 When the talent is speaking directly to the camera, directors generally want a close-up. This shot gives viewers the feeling that ...

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