EN: Cheat


When the camera is set up for a second shot at a different angle it is possible to move things around a little to improve the new composition, the difference in perspective and angle of the two shots hiding the fact that things are not exactly in the same place. Both actors and furniture on the set can be cheated. The term is often used as cheating something into a shot or out of a shot, as in telling an actor We’re going to cheat you in a little, and having them stand a little to one side so more of them is in the shot.
The Pollio Folio - Glossary of Cinematography Terms