During live events, you typically get one chance to get the shots you need to tell an effective story. Developing efficient shooting techniques is very important for both your storytelling and your backlog.
A good ratio to shoot for (literally) is 50 percent closeups and extreme closeups, 25 percent medium shots, and 25 percent wide shots. Don’t just think one shot at a time, but instead, think about what sequence of shots you’ll need in order to tell a successful mini story. Learning to mentally edit as you shoot is key. As you incorporate more story sequencing into your films, you’ll discover that your editing time will be reduced considerably.