Five Required Shots
Wide shot (WS) – Where action is taking place.
Medium shot (MS) – What. And moves the story forward.
Close-up shot (CU) – Who. And telling details.
Point-of-view (PoV) – How. What the subject is seeing and doing.
Reaction shot (RS) – Why. Shows reaction of subject to the action.
How to edit a video sequence
NewsWorks.org Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby Video: Shot-by-shot
The video consists of:
23 shots (close, medium, and wide)
4 sound bites from 4 different people
- Sound bite 1 – 51 sec
- Sound bite 2 – 19 sec
- Sound bite 3 – 25 sec
- Sound bite 4 – 20 sec
Things to Note:
-Variety of shots
-Framing of Interviews (Rule of Thirds)
-“In their own words” style
-Reporter’s questions elicited responses in complete sentences
-Steady shots, few pans or zooms
-Let action move across frame rather than moving with it
-Opening and closing shot
-Editing and transitions