Tips: directing pieces to camera

Jack Cocker shares five examples of pieces to camera (PTCs) from his work and discusses some of the techniques he has used with presenters.

Jack Cocker is a director for The Culture Show.

He shares five varied examples of pieces to camera from his work. He talks about the different methods he uses to get performances from presenters.

"Work to your presenter's strengths." – Jack Cocker

A piece to camera is a great way of getting your presenter to connect more directly with the viewer. Finding ways to make them personal, direct and lively makes this connection all the more meaningful.

There are as many different ways of achieving this as there are presenters. Everyone is different, and there are many techniques to make your PTCs stand out.