Tag Archive - Combined Camera Shots

Another Look at Combined Camera Shots in Novels

This week we’re going to continue looking at combined camera shots in novel excerpts. Not every scene in every novel is going to have a huge selection of shots. Some scenes are almost all dialog and may start with just an opening Establishing Shot and the rest of the scene all as a Two Shot, and that’s fine. Sometimes. The whole idea here of mastering cinematic technique in your novel writing is to know you have a choice, and have lots of shots to choose from.  Continue Reading…

Stringing the Segments of Shots Together

After spending many months going over just some of the basic camera shots and how novelists can transcribe these cinematic techniques in terms of fiction prose, you should now have a lot of great new tools in your writer’s toolbox. You’ve seen some excerpts from both movie scripts and novels that show these different shots and how they can be used to direct your reader to pay attention to the things you want them to notice.  Continue Reading…

Orchestrating the Symphony Of Shots

We’ve spent much time going over camera shots, looking at various stationary and moving shots used in screenplays. If you haven’t been following my blog all year, you can click on the category Shoot Your Novel and, beginning with the first week of January, read through all the camera shots.

You’ve now seen how each particular shot can be transcribed effectively in a novel, and hopefully you now have some great tools in your writers’ toolbox that you can use to supercharge your novel and make it visually powerful. Continue Reading…