In the spirit of the holiday known as All Hollows' Eve aka Halloween, and the necessity to re-new, re-use and recycle, I bring you a visual reminder of some of the types of shots you can make with a mobile device or any camera.
An establishing shot to help your viewers know where they are in the video. You can be off to the side or a bit above or below; fee free to change up on the angles.
A medium shot to get in just a bit closer to your intended. Adds a bit of focus to what is going on and that hand coming out of the lower left tells a story of its own.
The pumpkin? Ew, sinister.
You want to get as many of those as you can that is appropriate for your video.
And if you mix and match well you will also have the making of the 5-Shot Method for getting the story:
- A close-up shot of the hands
- A close-up shot of the face
- A wide shot
- An over the shoulder shot
- A unusual or alternative view of the subject.