Figure 14-39.Framing multiple talents.
s Framing multiple talents. When you frame
multiple talents, such as a two-shot, position
the camera as shown in figure 14-39. This helps
to establish a relationship between the talents.
l Framing multiple talents with two cameras.
When you frame multiple talents using two
cameras, keep the cameras on the same side of
the action axis shown in figure 14-40. This will
prevent the reversal of screen direction in the
Use high and low camera angles with caution. High
angles tend to foreshorten legs, while low angles may
distort the body and face. Additionally, be aware of set
areas or props that seem to be growing out of, or
balanced on, a talents head (fig. 14-41).
Figure 14-41.Improperly placed prop and set area.
AREA OF TALENT INCLUDED
The majority of your television pictures will be of
people. Accordingly, it is convenient to identify people
shots in terms of the portion of the body to be included
in the frame.
To help you recognize image size and to frame your
talent effectively, you should use the cutoff line system
(fig. 14-42). Cutoff lines are natural dividing lines that
will help you produce aesthetically pleasing shots.
Use the cutoff lines in the same manner as the six
shot classifications previously covered.
NUMBER OF TALENTS INCLUDED
The shot designations that are easiest for you to
remember are the ones that refer to the number of people
to be included in the picture. When you shoot only one
talent, it is termed a one-shot, two talents is a two-shot,
three is a three-shot, and so forth. However, when five
Figure 14-40.Framing multiple talents with two cameras.