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.