Action Sequence Shots

The key shots in any action sequence are: wide, face, over-the-shoulder and hands/action.

The purpose of filming action sequence shots is to capture someone doing something in an organized manner. Pay attention to the reports on the news or any documentaries you watch. You’ll notice that they are full of sequence shots.

In broadcast news for TV, the basic types of shots are: general shots, interview shots and action sequence shots.


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