Directing comedy: reaction shots

Ghosts. Robin (Laurence Rickard)

Are you shooting a short film, or perhaps a taster tape for your latest sitcom project? Don't forget reaction shots!

What are reaction shots?

Reaction shots are close ups of character's faces, conveying their emotional response to another character's line or activity.

Why do we use reaction shots?

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Published: Thursday 14th September 2023

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