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Show what the character sees.

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.
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