the objective of this shot is to get the actors and subject in action together in the best possible composition. You need to find an angle that showcases your scene in the best possible light and film it.
People want to see actors and your goal is to pick the most emotional moments or best reactions for all of the dialogues . Sometimes even an uninteresting face can be used in the edit.
CLOSE UP OF THE ACTION
It’s required in every film. Eg. close up of what they’re doing or looking at or holding if it’s a scene of two people talking . You could look for interesting body language signals that could add value to the scene .
OVER THE SHOULDER SHOT
In the evergreen over the shoulder shot you get a bit of their head and shoulders but the attention is on whoever they’re talking to or whatever they’re doing.
THE CREATIVE SHOT
This shot provides a new context, maybe a different way of looking at the scene . If you can’t think of anything then maybe the scene doesn’t demand a creative shot
For inserts you can look for interesting objects ,clothes , and other aspects of the location. Always shoot for elements if it is emotionally relevant to the story .
Its important to show how does the actor enter or exit the scene. You must film a bit from both ends . And you might be able to use it and maybe the camera can do the movement getting into and out of the scene .
TIMELAPSE AND DRONE SHOT
drone shots have become almost necessary nowadays. And time lapses allow you to join two scenes in interesting ways or add the passage of time . Drones give you a bird’s eye view of the scene and it can make a massive difference to the way the scene is perceived
Always try to get 5 Seconds of extra footage, In other words start recording a bit before you need to and end the recording a bit after you need to . You will certainly find your editor happy while doing this.