Extreme Long Shot and Long Shot A long shot is often used in order to help set the scene. The shot allows the location of the shoot to be seen as well as any possible characters. As shown in the picture, the extreme long shot helps to establish a scary and abandoned atmosphere. We tried to re-invent the Google image in a long shot in order to help create a similar effect which enables both the setting and the character to be seen.
Mid ShotA mid shot is often used when facial expression and body language is vital to help put across a message. This shot also partially enables the location to be seen which again helps to set the scene.In the picture for example, the audience would infer that the girl is happy due to her upright poise and the fact that she is smiling. The flowers revealed in the background also add to the idea of happiness as they would connotate purity and nature.
Close UpClose ups are often used when the director wants the audience to focus on a certain object or persons face in detail.The tightly framed shot above shows a girl who is seemingly very sad. This is suggested by her facial features and the fact that she is looking down.Similarly the Google image on the right allows the audience to see that the woman is crying. This would not be seen in a long shot for instance and so is effective in creating sympathy.
Extreme Close Upo An extreme close up is when an object or feature is magnified on the screen. This is effective in many ways.o In the above image for example we see a close up of an eye. An eye is seen as a gateway to the soul and would therefore be able to create significant effect.o An extreme close up on an object such as the totem in Inception would highlight its importance and also allow links to be formed later on in the film
High Angle A high angle is when the camera is placed above the eye line and is often used to make the subject look inferior and vulnerable. In the two images we see an example of how this shot makes a person seem vulnerable and powerless. This shot can therefore be used in our final piece when trying to draw sympathy from the audience; this shot would be particularly effective when she is waking up the morning after she had been sexually abused.
Low AngleA low angle is when the camera is placed below the eye line. This is effective in making the subject look powerful and superior.Here are two example of how this shot is effective in achieving its purpose.This shot could be used to our advantage when revealing the rapist as this would make him seem superior and as a result make Lucy seem vulnerable.
Two Person ShotA two person shot is often used to show two people in the same shot. It is useful when revealing a conversation as the audience is able to focus on both of the characters, as well as their reactions.Here are some examples of a two person shot that we experimented with.This shot could be one that we consider when showing the conversation that takes place between Lucy and the pharmacist
Over The Shoulder Shot This shot is when the camera is placed behind ‘the shoulder’ of another character; revealing who or what this character is seeing. (This would almost look like a point of view shot.) Here are examples of this shot... This shot can be used in our final piece. We could place the camera over pharmacists head revealing Lucy who is buying the pills.