Different camera angles, movement andshot types can imply different things.Including a variety of camera techniquesmakes the film trailer look visuallyinteresting.
Camera angle- The camera is looking slightly upwards so you can see thefloor and the ceiling giving you a good look of the location.Movement- The camera moves in towards the back of the room. It feels asthough you’re walking in the location putting viewers in the film. It makesyou feel as though you’re heading to what looks like a locked door at the endof the corridor.Shot type- This shot is a long shot of the room. It allows you to see quite a lotof space to create a sense of loneliness.
Camera angle- This scene was taken with a low angle showing that thischaracter seems to be hanging from the railings by his hand. The anglemakes the room seem quite tall and spacious.Movement- A hand held camera is used for this scene. The movement feelslike you’re seeing what the main character is seeing. The movement alsocreates a sense of uncertainty and worry about what can be seen.Shot type- This is a medium shot of the character. This shot would have beenchosen so you can see that his wrist is attached to the railings. You can alsosee enough of his body to understand that he is unconscious.
Camera angle- The camera is very slightly looking down on the character.This is because he doesn’t have a state of authority. At this point he’sconfused and doesn’t really know who he is. The angle reflects this.Movement- The camera is still at this point. This is to allow us to get a clearview of what is happening in the frame. It shows that he’s being serious andis trying to figure things out.Shot type- This is an over the shoulder shot. It feels as though we’re lookingin to the convocation he’s having with himself. The mirror makes it seem likehe’s having a convocation with himself because we can see his reflection.
Camera angle- The angle is looking down slightly at the phone as if we are acharacter about to bend down to pick it up to use it. The angle creates thefeeling of wanting to interact with it to help out the characters.Movement- The camera starts slightly zoomed out than it is in the framebelow. The camera moves slightly to the right and zooms in almost like a Cshape. The phone is always in the shot. This movement draws emphasise tothis prop.Shot type- This is a long shot of the phone as you can see the location it’s in,however, it’s a close- up shot of the desk as you can’t see much of the room.This shot draws emphasise on the objects on the table and once againhighlights the phone making it seem to be an important element.
Camera angle- The camera angle used is pretty much straight on to thebuilding making viewers feel as though they have to confront the dingylooking building. You are positioned looking at the building as if you werethere looking straight at it.Movement- The camera moves only very slightly to the left. This is hardlynoticeable. I think as the camera is fairly still it helps to create a sense ofbeing alone and isolated.Shot type- This is a long shot of the building. You can pretty much see thewhole building allowing viewers to see what the building looks like from theoutside. As it’s a long shot you can see some of the surroundings around thebuilding letting viewers know what the location where the building is lookslike. Viewers now know the look of the location from the outside.
Camera angle- This is a low angle looking up at the camera. We assume theantagonists are in the car. The fact we’re looking up at the car puts them in amore authoritative and powerful position making us feel scared of them.Movement- The camera is still in this scene. This could portray the stillnesspeople sometimes get when their scared. From information we gain fromwatching the trailer we assume this could be the antagonists on their we tothe abandoned house. Therefore, the stillness portrays the fact the othercharacters should be frightened as to what might happen next.Shot type- The long shot allows us to see the car approach the camerawithout going completely off screen. We can also see some of the locationwhich looks similar to the type of location as to where the abandoned houseis.
Camera angle- This is a low angle shot. This is used to give this characterleadership and authority.Movement- The camera doesn’t move. This makes it feel like we’re puttingour full attention on him and what he’s saying instead of looking aroundgetting distracted.Shot type- This medium shot allows us to see him facial expressions and hisupper body language. Not showing his legs makes him appear even higherup adding to his authority.
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