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James Mathers for AdoramaTV – Basics of Designing Coverage and How to Avoid Crossing the Line

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Produced by the Digital Cinema Society for AdoramaTV, in this short video, James Mathers presents a few tips on how to shoot cinematic coverage with a basic break down of the shots to cover a two character scene, with Master, Over-The-Shoulder, Close-ups, etc.. Special care is provided to explain how not to "cross the line" so that your shots cut together properly.

Joining James on camera are Actress/Producer, Risa Cantu, and Filmmaker/Social Media Consultant, Michael Valinsky, who were photographed in the demo by Cinematographer Cameron Cannon. Also appearing in front of the camera for a change is DCS Executive Director, Charlene Mathers, and Editor and Visual Effects Artist, Christopher Scott Knell. DCS CTO, Conrad Hunziker, III, served as Director of Photography for the project and Samantha Gilbert provided the graphics. Special thanks to Manhattan Beach Studios, Hollywood Rentals, Canon USA, BB&S Lighting, and OConnor for providing production gear and locations, and to Directors Sean Cunningham and Nicole Jones-Dion for moral support.

View it on YouTube here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBksK58K_i8