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Todd TerryRe: Close ups
by on Nov 30, 2008 at 3:47:15 am

Two ways, really... or a combination of both.

The first option would be single-camera style, just as if one were shooting a movie. In this method you would shoot the scene in a master shot (wide shot), then the performers would do the scene again (and again and again) for your various midshots, closeups, different angles, etc.

The second option would be to do a well-rehearsed multi-camera shoot.

We did a couple of exercise videos way back in the day... and we did a bit of a hybrid. The main shoot was a three-camera shoot, with the cameras shooting both wide shots and closeups. After each take, the scene was performed again a couple of times, moving the cameras in this time for various closeups and alternate angles. Back in editing, the first three camera takes were synched up and a version was cut from that... then we went to the alternate (second and third) takes from the various cameras for other shots to augment the original cut.


Todd Terry
Creative Director
Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc.

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