f. Don't cut from a long shot to an extreme close-up (fig 1-15). This
confuses the viewers.
It is better to use the basic shot sequence (fig
Long shot to extreme close-up
g. Use establishing shots to help the audience know where the action is
taking place (fig 1-16).
h. Make sure that the shots used for cut-ins and cut-aways (second unit
pickups) are shot with the same quality film and equipment as the overall
i. Always pay attention to screen directions.
Don't change screen
direction without explanation. If you cannot match screen direction, use a
head-on or going-away shot as a transition shot.
If no such shot is
available, the entire scene must be re-shot with proper screen direction.
If your original screen direction is "A", your next shot cannot be "B"
because the reverse will jar the audience (fig 1-17).