It's from this video. It's at 8 minutes and 40 seconds. Here it is:

So I turned on the camera and framed up the shot with a nice big smile.

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    To frame a shot, the up is just colloquial.
    – Lambie
    Sep 11, 2020 at 20:16

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In filmmaking, framing refers to how you choose to compose a shot for a specific scene. Framing allows you to emphasize or show emotions, thoughts, sensations and ideas. It is the ingredient that adds weight and feeling to the moment.


To frame up a shot is the same as to frame a shot.

Watch the video from the above website.


Might the "up" be giving you trouble? It frequently complements a verb, usually underscoring an idea of completion. Sometimes, of course, it confers quite a different meaning from that of the original verb --

Completion: "Finish" / "finish up". The sense of "done and dusted" is stronger with the "up".

Joan, redd up the parlour, I expect company this afternoon.

Different meaning: "Give" / "give up".

In the sentence that you cite "up" does not alter the meaning of "frame".

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