Camera angles

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Camera angles

  1. 1. Camera shots and angles
  2. 2. Close-upA head and shoulder shot often used to show expressions/emotions of a character. Also can be a shot of an object where only a small part of it dominates the frame.
  3. 3. Ariel shot (bird’s eye view)A camera shot taken from an overhead position. Often used as an establishing shot.
  4. 4. Medium ShotThe framing of a subject from the waist up.
  5. 5. Extreme close up A shot where a part of a face or body of a character fills the wholeframe/dominates the frame. Also can be a shot of an object where only a small part of it dominates the frame.
  6. 6. High Angle ShotA camera angle that looks down upon a subject or object. Often used to make the subject small or vulnerable.
  7. 7. Point Of View Shot Shows a view from the subjects perspective. This shot isusually edited so the viewer is aware who’s point of view it is.
  8. 8. Low Angle ShotA camera angle that looks up to a subject or object. Oftenused to make the subject/object look powerful/dominant
  9. 9. Canted Angle ShotCamera angle that makes what is shot appear to be skewered or tilted.
  10. 10. Over The Shoulder Shot Looking from behind the character’s shoulder, at a subject. The character facing the subject usually occupies 1/3 of theframe but it depends on what meaning the director wants to create.
  11. 11. Establishing Shot A shot that establishes a scene, often giving the viewerinformation about where the scene is set. Can be a close up shot (of a sign etc) but is often wide/long shot and usually appears at the beginning of a scene
  12. 12. Reaction ShotA shot that shows the reaction of a character either to another character or an event within the sequence

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