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 “Framing”.
When you’re on the screen you are literally in a frame, so in talking about framing, we need to develop a vocabulary that includes descriptions of the frame or the shot style and the shot size. These are typically described in terms of the human figure.
The medium close-up is the bread and butter shot of television. News camera operators often utilize this shot as the opening shot of an interview at a doorstop with a politician or whatever the scene is. It can accommodate some movement, unlike the close-up.
This is a really useful shot, and you’ll typically see this kind of framing in interviews and also professional pieces to the camera.
But don’t fall into the trap just only using the MCU – the medium close-up. It’s a very very useful shot, but don’t make it your only shot we have plenty to choose from.
We will look at ‘Cutaways’ 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.