How to film great cutaways on your phone

June 3, 2020

The Shootsta Show: Season 1, Episode 7.

The Shootsta Show is a live 1 hour program where we’ll teach you all you-need-to-know about professional videos. Each week we’ll broadcast from one of our locations in Sydney, Singapore, San Diego and London hosted by our resident video experts. They’ll bring you the latest best practices, tips, tricks and inspiration from around the globe.

In this episode

Simply adding what’s known as ‘cutaways’ to your videos, you can add new dimensions, smooth over any errors, and add a whole lot of professionalism. In this episode, you’ll learn exactly how to film great cutaways, direct from your phone.

We also have a special guest this week, Tak Hatanaka, Digital Communications Officer at Blacktown City Council in Australia. Tak upskilled his team to create video content utilising mobile phones. We’ll find out how the City Council communicate using video to their 350,000 residents and how they successfully scaled their content creation!

Watch and learn:

  • What are cutaways and what is the difference with ‘b-roll’?
  • Why do you need cutaways?
  • How to plan for cutaways?
  • How to shoot cutaways?

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