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Shot types and camera angles

Explanation of shot types and camera angles

Jordan Cupples

on 7 March 2011

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Shot Types
Camera Angles Made by Jord & Lea Medium Shot Example The mid shot shows some part of the subject in more detail, whilst still showing enough for the audience to feel as if they were looking at the whole subject. You wouldn't be paying any attention to their lower body, so that part of the picture is unnecessary. Close Up Example A close-up of a person emphasizes their emotional state. A close-up exaggerates facial expressions which convey emotion. The viewer is drawn into the subject's personal space and shares their feelings Medium Close Up Half way between a close up and a medium close up, this shot shows better picture of the face. Example Extreme Close Up Example You would normally need a specific reason to get this close. It is too close to show general reactions or emotion except in very dramatic scenes. Long Shot Example In a long shot, the subject takes up the full frame. Very Long Shot Example This is much closer to the subject than an extreme wide shot, but still much further away than a wide shot. The subject is visible here but only just. The emphasis is very much on placing him in his environment. Extreme Long Shot Example Point of View This shot shows a view from the subject's perspective. It is usually edited in such a way that it is obvious whose POV it is In the extreme wide shot, the view is so far from the subject that she isn't even visible. The point of this shot is to show the subject's surroundings.

It is also useful in scenes where the action is very spread out. For example, in a war movie an extreme wide shot can show the scale of the action.
Example Example Dutch Tilt A Dutch tilt is a camera shot in which the camera angle is deliberately slanted to one side. This can be used for dramatic effect and helps portray unease, disorientation, frantic or desperate action, intoxication, madness, etc. Two Shot Example There are a few variations on this one, but the basic idea is to have a comfortable shot of two people. Often used in interviews, or when two presenters are hosting a show. Over the Shoulder Shot Example This shot is framed from behind a person who is looking at the subject.

This shot helps to establish the position of each person, and get the feel of looking at one person from the other's point of view. High Angle Shot Example A high angle shows the subject from above, i.e. the camera is angled down towards the subject. This has the effect of diminishing the subject, making them appear less powerful, less significant or even submissive.

Low Angle Shot This shows the subject from below, giving them the impression of being more powerful or dominant.

Example Eye Level Shot Example This is the most common view, being the real-world angle that we are all used to. It shows subjects as we would expect to see them in real life. It is a fairly neutral shot Bird's Eye View Example The scene is shown from directly above. This is a completely different and somewhat unnatural point of view which can be used for dramatic effect or for showing a different spatial perspective. High Key Lighting Example A high key lighting shot is were the lighting is the same though out the shot. Low Key Lighting Example A low key lighting is were the scene is mainly darkness. Key Light Example Key Light is were the lights are positioned to the right or the left of the actor low down. THANK FOR VIEWING!!! :D
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