Here’s a simple but powerful way to bring your audience into the action: After shooting a character doing something—for example, preparing to hit a baseball—record what the character would see. This is called cutting to the character’s point of view (POV).
A few more examples:
- At night, a character looks up. Cut to the starry sky.
- A diver walks to the end of a high board. Cut to a shot looking down at the water.
- An ice skater goes into a spin. Cut to a shot of the rink seen from a spin.