The latter can't easily do closeups or a lot of the other normal movie vocabulary, while the former can.
Those are usually assembled from separate takes shot by the same camera. Explain the difference between single-camera and multi-camera shows on television 23 posts. Seems like multiple-camera is mostly useful for having a live studio audience--which you don't care about if you're shooting a drama. Ars Tribunus Militum et Subscriptor.
They will either do the medium shot and close-up simultaneously, or complementary over the shoulder shots when the lighting permits. It means exactly what I think it means--taken literally. Also, don't underestimate what you can do with a single camera and time. That is made possible by filming "single camera", but it doesn't exist because of a decision to use "single camera".
Ben Kuchera. On the reality shows, they get away with one camera using a lot of cut-away shots, and somewhere between a little and a lot of "could you do that again?
Thread Tools. Nov 20, 2001 Posts: Apr 2002 Location: The usual exceptions are unduplicatable action scenes, for which multiple cameras are used for later editing. Mon May 18, 2009 5: They seek out writers that can perform on both platforms — film and television.
Sat May 16, 2009 7: He can just flip between available camera angles as each actor does his lines, rather than bothering with filming coverage in different takes. More importantly, I am not your film producer. This goes for both single-camera and multi-camera shows. The obvious difference being, of course, the number of cameras. Posting Rules.
Using multiple cameras makes the scene so much easier to cut together. For the time being, they meet a standard that television executives have to be satisfied with. Single-camera shows are shot with no audience. And that's another huge difference between single camera shows and three camera shows. Novice screenwriters are better off utilizing the single-camera format for their spec pilot scripts — regardless if it is a single-camera or multi-camera sitcom — because it best mirrors the standard format that they likely learned in screenwriting books, classes, seminars, etc.