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.

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