Multiple camera angles from the same shot gives your video footage an added depth and the right post-production editing allows you to make the most out of a particular shot. Creating multiple framing options from one take can help you make better edits and cut out sections that shouldn’t be there when the mistake is in one take. This type of editing gives you much more flexibility give you more options if you don’t have the time or the budget to do a whole new retake.

In this week's Reel Rebel show, we take you through the steps needed to create multiple framing shots:

Scaling Down Steps: Adobe Premiere

1. Ensure that you’re shooting at a higher resolution than you need your final product to be. For example, when uploading your video to YouTube, you want your completed project file to be at 720p, so shoot your video footage with a resolution of 1080p.

2. Create a new project in Adobe Premiere and name the file. Select a 720 sequence preset but remember that, when you drag your 1080 onto the timeline, select the ‘Keep Existing Settings’ option when the ‘Clip Mismatch Warning’ box appears.

3. Double-click on the footage in your timeline, under ‘Motion,’ go to the ‘Effects Controls,’ and change the scale percentage to, ’66.8.’ This will scale your 1080 footage to fit in the 720 timeline

4. Find the part in your clip that you want to ‘jump-cut’ to a different frame set-up. You will need to split this footage.

5. Once you have completed the splitting, adjust your scale and position so you can crop-in and reposition the shot. This is how the ‘jump-cut’ is created, jumping from one frame, say, wide angle, to something tighter, an extreme close-up. This creates the illusion that you are using two cameras to shoot your video.

Tips

  • The one rule you cannot forget when creating multiple framing options by scaling down is, YOU CAN ONLY SCALE DOWN — this doesn’t work in reverse. 

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