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Cinematic Techniques

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Erin Ledford

on 5 October 2016

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Transcript of Cinematic Techniques

Cinematic Techniques
Shots and Framing
Camera Angles
Camera Movements
Low Angle
Camera is below the subject/object - makes the character look big and intimidating
This shot sets the scene and shows transitions between locations
Long Shot
Shot from a distance - shows the isolation of a character
Medium Shot
Most common - shows a person from the waist up
Close-Up Shot
The image takes up 80% of the frame
Extreme Close-Up
The image takes up the majority of the frame
Two Shot
A scene between two people - shows both characters equally
Eye Level
Taken from normal height
High Angle
Camera is above the subject/object
Camera moves side-to-side
Camera moves up and down
Zoom In/Out
The lens moves in or out to get closer to a character to separate the audience from the character
Camera is on a track that moves with the action
Camera is on a crane over the action
High Key
Creates a bright scene
Low Key
Scene is dark - creates suspense
Light comes from below or the side - makes the person look evil
Light comes from behind - gives the appearance of innocence
Can be heard by characters
Cannot be heard by characters
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