ESTABLISHING SHOT This is the shot that sets the scene for the film. This shows us what era ( horse and carts on streets, oldhouses etc.) or country (landmarks: big ben Eiffel tower etc.) the film is going to take place.
WIDE SHOT The wide shot also sets the scene butmay also introduces the maincharacter/characters.
MEDIUM SHOT A medium shot is usually shot from theactors waste up. This is to show the character more close-up but stillenough to see what they are doing.
MEDIUM CLOSE-UP SHOT A medium close-up, this is when the actors seen from the shoulders up. This is used to capture the emotion or facialexpression of the character.
EXTREME CLOSE-UP SHOT An extreme shot gives More emotion from thecharacter. Extreme close- ups can also be on an object to show that it isparticularly significant e.g. a murder weapon in a crime drama.
POINT OF VIEW SHOT This shot is to make theaudience feel like they are inthe character’s shoes and see things through their eyes. This makes the audience sympathise with the character.
OVER THE SHOULDER SHOTThis angle is made tomake the audience feel like they are there interacting with thecharacter looking over the shoulder.
TWO SHOT/SHOT REVERSE Two shot this is simply when there are two people in the shot. Reverse shot this is when thecamera has shot of one person at a time, this is used when twopeople are having a conversation.
LOW ANGLE SHOTLow angle shots make the characters in the shot look important, strong , powerful.
HIGH ANGLE SHOTHigh angle shots makethe characters appearinsignificant or weak.