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Camera angles

  1. 1. Can be taken from up to a quarter of a mile away.  Normally shows the exterior of a building or landscape  Used for establishing shots and often to show scenes of thrilling action e.g. in war films.   Very little detail is given so it is used to a give a general impression.
  2. 2. This shot generally shoes the image in ‘life’ size.  The full human body would be seen in this shot with the head near the top and the feet near the body so is used to show the full character.  Most of the time the focus is on the character however the background detail can be seen.  They are often used a lot in western films. 
  3. 3. This shot shows from someone's waist up wards.  This is normally used in dialogue scenes or to show some detail in action scenes.  It will usually only contain up to 3 people.  The background detail is minimal. 
  4. 4. This is where only the head a shoulders of a character is shown.  There is very little detail of the background.  It is used when the focus is on one character. 
  5. 5. This shot concentrates on the face or a specific piece or mise-en-scene.  This shows very little detail of the background.  This shot magnifies the object so shows importance.  This shot can be used to show intimate shots and gain the audiences trust. 
  6. 6. This usually magnifies beyond what the human eye would see.  It usually focuses on one thing for example an eye.  This shot gives a lot of detail on the subject but misses out the detail on the context.  This shot is used for dramatic effect as it creates tension and makes the audience feel uncomfortable. 
  7. 7. This is a shot from directly above.  This is a very unnatural shot.  This shot can be used to give the audience a god like position.  It makes the characters seem ant-like and very insignificant. 
  8. 8. This is the opposite to birds eye and is taken from directly below the characters.  This is used to make the characters seem god-like and gives them a very high level of significance. 
  9. 9. This is taken over the shoulder of one of the actors showing the back of their had and the face of the other actor.  They are usually used for dialogue scenes and interviews. 
  10. 10. These are taken from a lower point then the action in the scene.  They can be used to back things or people look taller or to give a sense of motion.  They make the actor look more important and make the audience feel insignificant and small.  The background is usually sky or ceiling so lacks detail of the setting. 
  11. 11. This is not as extreme as a birds eye.  This shot is taken from a higher point then the action of the scene.  It is used to give a general overview of the scene.  It is used to make the objects or people look smaller, less significant or less scary.  The object or character gets swallowed up so becomes part of the wider picture. 
  12. 12. This shows the shot from the characters point of view.  It is used to show the audience what the character see’s  It makes the audience feel part of the action. 
  13. 13. This photo is a low angle photo we took.  This type of shot would be used in a horror film or crime film to make the villain look more dominant so therefor more scary. 
  14. 14. This shot we took is a birds eye view.  This type of shot would be used in a film to look down to set the location. 

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