The basics are key. To enhance my videos Mr G and Mrs D had us practice our 19 basic shots and choose our six favorites. Practicing the shots after almost a year made me realize all the possible shots I can use in a video.
My Favortie Six:
Extreme Angle: This extremely low angle make for a great clip if the goal is show dominance and importance of a character.
Low Dramatic shot: I like this shot because as the name implies it makes the character seem more dramatic. The subject seems more important and in a dramatic seen it's used for the person you want viewers to root for
Extreme Close up: This shot is better than a close up because you can show so much emotion with an extreme close up. It also is great for showing specific things, like maybe on a phone case or a small detail that viewers need to see.
Birds Eye View: This shot is perfect for showing a scene from above, providing a different perspective than a typical wide shot, or medium shot.
Point of View: This clip is used for showing what a character sees, providing a first person account of a situation which is really cool if you want someone to see an event from a certain person.
Pull Back Reveal: I love this shot because its an easy shot to use for irony, its possible to be focused on a character and zoom out and they could dangling over a cliff and that unsuspecting setting is the best part