Part of Lesson Plan: Introduction of Multi-camera production
Activity Overview / Details
Ask students: What are the advantages and disadvantages of Single Camera vs. Multicamera production. List on board. Fill in where needed and prompt for discussion.
When list is complete or somewhat exhausted, ask students what method would they choose if they had to demonstrate how to complete a something in 1 class period? Hopefully they all choose multicamera.
Handout Multicamera basic set. Have students put the paper on their desks and arrange so they are "behind" the cameras and facing the talent. Ask them to label the camera on the left of the page, facing the male talent, Cam. #1, the middle camera is Cam #2, and camera on right is Cam #3.
Describe how the camera opposite the talent shoots across the get their close up. (See the arrows) The middle camera is used for a two shot.
Remind them that this is a basic setup and this is not written in stone.