If you are a filmmaker or if you have ever grabbed the family’s video camera and tried your hand at home videos you will be faced with this hurdle: How do you film a conversation?

Well the most traditional way is shot/reverse shot, this is where you block the actors, set up a camera, and do shot/reverse shot. But where do you put the camera? What lens do you use? And how do you cut back and forth?

Watching this video shows us a behind the scene look at what some directors use for their lens and how they set up the dialogue. “Every Frame a Painting” believes that Today, he considers the Coen brothers — Joel & Ethan, to be the best to shoot conversation.

Jacob Gallegos

Jacob Gallegos is an artist, father, writer, actor and avid comic book reader.

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