Overall: In general, I think a frame from a webseries has a bigger job than a film or a TV Show in that it has to give us some idea of either the scene at play or an idea of what kind of webseries we’re watching. For Flagon I could get away with any kind of shot because the aesthetic went a long way. I won’t have that luxury in S2, so shot composition and what it communicates is constantly on my mind. Got a few suggestions for these shots…
Shot 1 - For a shot like this I would look to movies or TV shows that have already done the psychologist / patient scenario and see what they’re doing with that relationship dynamic. If the scene is about power and control, I might frame things more like they do in the Hannibal TV show where they come to the scene as equals in the shot and then re-frame based on who has control in the scene. Or if it’s about observing the patient I would flip the shot as shown and have the Psychologist always be closest to us (the viewer) in an observing state to the patient, with just enough cutaways to understand how we should feel about the situation. I would also fill the set with way more details to give us a quick and dirty idea of what the Psychologist is all about. Is he a family man? Is he a big game hunter? There’s also nothing in the set that the patient can use to deflect any hard questions because in a room like this those questions are going to happen.
Shot 2 - I would re-frame this shot to either show the video game they’re playing or find a new way to line these actors up in the shot so I can get an idea of the roommate hierarchy. If the game is in frame, you can use it to suggest something about the character or characters playing. Since these guys look like the stereotypical roommate situation, details like the game might help elevate the shot even more. Really, it’s about giving us information within every moment in every scene and the scene as pictured is a decent start, but I’m filling in a lot of gaps with tropes and things I’ve seen in other media. And if there’s a scene framed as shown, I would fill that background with the strangest things and have that person in the back be a lot more physical, even trying to invade the foreground but unable to. Maybe the relationship of the two guys on the couch is stronger and the guy in the back is compensating? Stuff like that.
Shot 3 - I would put something on the computer screen, keeping the shot static so I don’t have to do any complicated motion tracking. Probably a Sailor Moon wallpaper, a Buffy wallpaper, or something to betray a small detail about the character. Even the static Windows 95 BG that comes with the install could tell me all I need to know, that maybe this job isn’t permanent for her. And like others have said, I would cram as many details in the set as I could, if this is her “forever” job. I’d probably color-correct the scene too to make it a little brighter and try to evoke the office-type feel without feeling flat. I like the composition of the frame, otherwise.
I hope this helps and isn’t too mean. It’s not intended as such. Just want to help us all do great work!