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Turning Home Video into Pro Video > Turning Home Video into Pro Video - Pg. 62

Video Composition: A Crash Course In fact, whenever you're shooting something important, cover the same action from different angles and with different kinds of shots. Get wide shots, medium shots, and closeups. If you're shooting a scripted movie, have the actors repeat their actions for the different shots, when possible. When shooting two people in conversation, get more than the standard "two shot" (a composition containing two people, equally prominent, in the same frame). Shoot the two people talking in a wide shot that establishes where they are and how their positions relate. Get a closeup of one person by shooting over the shoulder of the other subject (whose back is therefore to you). If you can shoot the scene a second time, shoot the conversation again, this time from over the other person's shoulder. Keep rolling even when that person's just listening, so that you'll have some reaction shots to edit into your fnished iMovie. The second advantage of capturing the same scene from different angles is that it gives you the luxury of choice when it comes time to assemble your movie in iMovie. You'll be able to conceal a fubbed line or a bad camera shot by cutting to a continuation of the action in a different piece of footage. Because the new footage will have been shot from a different angle or zoom level, the cut won't feel forced or artifcial. Capture Footage for Cutaways and Cut-Ins