We have all been there. The subject is bland and beyond your own ability to manipulate. Event coverage is the most common situation for this, but your creativity has two choices: One, it can shut down and shoot the boring subject and become a boring video, or two, you can maximize the potential by implementing the following four shots that will keep your audience interested and prevent you from falling asleep during the shoot.

POV: Point of View Shot. This means shooting the action from the point of view of the subject itself. One of the most memorable POV shots I have ever seen is during the film The Patriot when the cannon ball comes right at the camera and then cuts to a soldier being hit by that same cannon ball. It ignites interest and instantly forces the audience to become part of the action. Utilize POV shots when there is a lot of shots of the same action.