Welcome to this series of One Minute Micro-Masterclass BLOGS, where in less than one minute, you can learn how to get Comfortable, Confident and Credible on-Camera.

Please click on the video below to watch this Micro-Masterclass on “Cutaways”.

A cutaway is a shot that generally doesn’t feature the presenter speaking directly to the camera but what it does do, is provides some context and detail to the story.

A typical use of a cutaway would be a close-up of a chef then a cutaway to their hands sprinkling herbs over a salad or cutting up vegetables.

You see this all the time on television shows.

Cutaways are really useful for editing because sometimes we might have a problem, for example a presenter stumbling over a word and we need to use a cutaway to edit around the problem.

Cutaways are very useful. Always think about what cutaways you can use to punctuate your story and to get around editing problems.

We will look at ‘Audio’ in the next masterclass.

If you’d like more information please click on the link below to watch my complimentary training video.

Dr. Christiaan Willems

Chris is a consultant and coach in on-camera/online presenting, effective digital communication; and non-verbal communication across corporate, professional and academic sectors.

Micro Master Class 1 – The New Reality

Micro Master Class 2 – The Basics

Micro Master Class 3 – The Video Medium

Micro Master Class 4 – It’s all about YOU, or is it?

Micro Master Class 5 – Keeping it human

Micro Master Class 6 – Engagement

Micro Master Class – Things to avoid when creating video content

Micro Master Class 7 – Video Content

Micro Master Class 8 – Live or on-camera presenting, what’s the difference?

Micro Master Class 9 – Understanding the medium of video

Micro Master Class 10 – Scripting

Micro Master Class 11 – Pre – Visualisation

Micro Master Class 12 – Camera

Micro Master Class 13 – Context

Micro Master Class 14 – Factors

Micro Master Class 15 – Locations

Micro Master Class 16 – Stock Footage

Micro Master Class 18 – Aesthetics

Micro Master Class 19 – Framing