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Lesson | 45 Minutes

10-Shot Camera Challenge


Have you ever noticed? There are common camera composition conventions that professional news video shooters, cinematographers, and broadcast engineers use to appeal to viewers. With this 10-Shot Camera Challenge, students can practice and hone basic camera composition shots.

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Challenge Instructions

STEP 1: Use the 10-Shot Camera Challenge Slides to show students the common types of video shots:

  • Interview
  • Stand up
  • Wide two-shot (reporter and subject)
  • Over the shoulder (reporter and subject)
  • Extreme close up (b-roll insert)
  • Extreme wide

STEP 2: Now it's students' turn! In pairs or small groups, have students film the above composition shots in less than 10-15 minutes. You can use cameras or mobile phones.

STEP 3: Review everyone's work as a class

You can follow up this exercise with our more advanced In-Camera Edit Lesson

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Video Production




Camera or Mobile Phone


Estimated Time

45 Minutes