How To Master The Magic Pick-Up Shot
The secret cheat TV magicians use all the time
It’s a problem as old as
time cameras — how do you simultaneously perform magic for people and cameras? Well, surprisingly often, you don’t. Frequently, TV magicians will opt to perform for people and shoot a “pick-up” shot separately to drop into the edit.
So, what is a pick-up shot?
It’s a shot that is “picked up” later but presented as if it took plac…