Tv Drama Key Vocab

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Tv Drama Key Vocab

  1. 1. Media Studies AS<br />TV Drama<br />Key Vocabulary<br />
  2. 2. Camera Shots, Angle, Movement and Composition <br />
  3. 3. Camera Shots (1 of 2)<br /><ul><li>Establishing Shot</li></ul>A shot that sets the scene of where the action will take place<br /><ul><li>Master Shot</li></ul>When a scene is filmed from one angle from start to finish.<br /><ul><li>Close Up</li></ul>A shot that zooms in to an object/person to show the action in detail.<br /><ul><li>Mid Shot</li></ul>A shot that zooms to show half of an object/person.<br /><ul><li>Over the Shoulder</li></ul>A shot looking over the top of a character involved<br />
  4. 4. Camera Shots (2 of 2)<br /><ul><li>Wide Shot</li></ul>A shot that fits in a large amount of the scenery into the frame through a wide angle lens.<br /><ul><li>Two-Shot</li></ul>When only two characters are shown in the same frame.<br /><ul><li>Aerial Shot</li></ul>A shot filmed high above the action of the scene.<br /><ul><li>Point of View </li></ul>Giving the audience a camera angle in the perspective of a character in the scene<br />
  5. 5. Camera Angles<br /><ul><li>High Angle</li></ul>When the camera is located above the character/object, so the camera is looking down on them/it.<br /><ul><li>Low Angle</li></ul>When the camera is located below the character/object, so the camera is looking up on them/it.<br /><ul><li>Canted/Oblique Angle</li></ul>When the camera is titled left or right to give a different visual perspective of the scene.<br />
  6. 6. Camera Movement (1 of 2)<br /><ul><li>Pan</li></ul>When the camera rotates on the spot to show more of the scene.<br /><ul><li>Tilt</li></ul>Similar to a Canted angle, however the audience watch the camera as it tilts to the side.<br /><ul><li>Track</li></ul>Where the camera follows a character/object as it moves.<br /><ul><li>Dolly</li></ul>A dolly is used to undertake tracking shots across the ground smoothly.<br /><ul><li>Steadicam</li></ul>Similar to a dolly except held by a cameraman with special stabilisers.<br />
  7. 7. Camera Movement (2 of 2)<br /><ul><li>Crane</li></ul>When the camera gives a very high angle shot, achieved by lifting the camera on a crane.<br /><ul><li>Hand Held</li></ul>When the shot is filmed by the camera man with no stabilising. It is common to combine this as a POV shot for a character; e.g. “Cloverfield” is entirely filmed hand held.<br /><ul><li>Zoom</li></ul>Where the camera appears to move closer (zoom in) or further away (zoom out) to a character or object.<br />
  8. 8. Composition<br /><ul><li>Rule of Thirds</li></ul>This is when the screen is separated into imaginary thirds.<br />

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