Cinematography applied to forrest gump

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  • 1. Cinematography applied to Forrest Gump By Chloe Abraham
  • 2. Establishing Shot This shot sets up a scene’s location and / or characters.
  • 3. Extreme Long Shot / Wide Shot Creates an affect of vastness.
  • 4. Long Shot Shows the whole person or a large section of the location.
  • 5. Mid Shot Most of the figure is shown in the shot. It could also show the location. It can be side on or straight on.
  • 6. Medium Close Up Shows head and shoulders. This shot allows us to be more intimate with the character.
  • 7. Over The Shoulder Shot Allows the viewer to see a greater depth of emotion on the character’s face while establishing the location of each character.
  • 8. Close Up Lets us see emotion and reactions on a character’s face that could be missed. They often come after a wide shot.
  • 9. Extreme Close Up This shot is very tight so that only part of the object or person can be seen.
  • 10. Point Of View Shot (POV) A type of cutaway that shows what a character is seeing, it’s often part of shot / reverse shot.
  • 11. Deep Focus Involves a large depth of field where every plane is in focus.
  • 12. Shallow Focus A function of a narrow depth of field so only one plane of the frame is in focus. It shows us that one field is more important than the others.
  • 13. Racking Focus Changing the focus of the lens to a subject in the background and vice versa.
  • 14. Zoom Shot Occurs when a filmmaker changes the focal length of the lens in the middle of a shot.
  • 15. Low Angle Shot Used to make the character appear dominant.
  • 16. High Angle Shot Used to make the character appear vulnerable.
  • 17. Dutch Tilt The frame is at an angle. It gives a sense of unease.
  • 18. Level Of Framing Refers to the height at which the camera is positioned in a given shot.