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Desktop Video News #052: What's An Establishing Shot?
March 05, 2009

Welcome to this edition of Desktop Video News. In this issue, we'll be talking about what an 'establishing shot' is and also why you need 'motivation' for any video shot you take.

Term Of The Week

Establishing Shot - The establishing shot is a term used in the film making industry to describe the 'opening picture' of a scene. If you watch movies, this establishing shot is usually a a wide or panoramic perspective shot that orients the viewer to the overall setting and environment for the movie.

Tip Of The Week

Remember that each cut that you make in the video should have a 'motivation'. It's best to have a reason why you want to switch from one shot or camera angle to another. For example, the motivation could be because someone walked past and blocked the camera, or it could be to improve the narrative of your video.

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