Figure 14-42.Cutoff lines.
or six people are pictured, it is refereed to as a wide or
Good television needs movement movement in
front of the camera, movement of the camera itself and
movement of the picture itself (one picture replacing
The movements necessary for good television are
divided into the following three categories:
Movement in front of the camera, usually by the
talent, is referred to as primary movement. Primary
movement toward or away from the camera is stronger
than lateral movement, thus creating more emphasis. Exits
and entrances are more impressive when they occur
toward or away from the camera.
Remember: you should always lead the lateral
movement of the talent with your camera. The viewer
wants to know where the subject is going, not where he