Home : Video course : Module 6: Strategy : Keep it interesting : The Cut-In
A cut-in shot is very
similar to a cutaway but is usually a brief CU or ECU and, unlike the
cutaway, is of the main subject. For instance a diver looking at his
computer in MS could be followed by an ECU of the computer itself.
The great thing about cutaways and cut-ins is that
you don't need to shoot them at the same time as the main action. You can
build up a library of such shots and edit them in later (provided they are
recognisable as the divers in the main action - for the sake of
Here is a typical sequence. You can use it as a
template to get you going and modify it to fit your needs.
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