b. It is important that shots in the basic sequence and its variations
should portray a story or idea that makes sense. You don't want to confuse the
The story or documentary is developed with the long shot, medium
shot, closeup, and variations. Important or key ideas are not to be left up to
the imagination of the audience.
(1) Every TV production is made up
of one or more sequences. A sequence
is a series of related scenes composed
of the long shot, medium shot, and
Each sequence is a
complete story within itself.
recording activity, the need for sequences
(2) Closeups are the most interesting and important shots in the basic
Television has been described as a closeup medium because of the
small screen size.
What may look good on the motion picture screen may not
look good on the television screen. Once you have obtained what you feel are
the necessary introductory long shots and medium shots, move in for the
closeups. Screen-filling closeups are extremely effective and interesting and
are used for emphasis when a normal closeup might fail to achieve the vivid