2 useful techniques to make your video look more professional, the cut-in shot and the cutaway shot.
Simple Definition: A cut-in shot is a close-up shot of something visible in the main scene. A cutaway shot is a shot AWAY from the main scene.
Example: Watch the video for a demonstration of cut-in and cutaway shots.
Videography Tip: When shooting a video, capture as many cut-in and cutaway shots as you can. When editing the video, inter-cut the main scene with the cut-ins and cutaways every 3 to 7 seconds. This will make your video more engaging and look more professional.
PS: This video is produced by the February 2012 participants of the 2-day basic videography course at VideoLane.com in Singapore. For more videography tips, visit http://videolane.com/courses/basic-vi... .