This is a establishing shot which is setting the scene of a busy
garden with children toys and clothes hanging on the washing
The purpose of a wide shot
is to focus on something and
in this situation the purpose
is to show what is on the
This is a long shot
showing a whole statue
figure in a frame. The
purpose of this shot is the
show the whole object or
person in this frame.
The second picture shows the upper half of a person whereas the first
picture only shows the upper half of a flower pot. The purpose of this shot is
to only focus on the upper half as it seems to the important aspect.
Close Up Shot.
This is a close up shot of
a moneybox. The
purpose of this shot is to
give a clearer idea of an
object but not a detailed
Extreme Close Up Shot.
This is an extreme close up shot of a coin. The purpose of this shot is to
show the details of the object.
Point Of View. (P.O.V)
This is a P.O.V shot showing a person writing. The purpose of this is so that
we can feel as if it is us as an audience writing.
Over The Shoulder Shot.
The over the shoulder shot is used when a person is being shown
to be powerful then to other or weaker than the other.
The purpose of this shot is
to get two objects or
people into one frame. In
this case it is two objects.
This could be to show
shot is used to
show over an
object or over a
to see what they
are reading or
purpose of this is
to include the
The purpose of a low angle is
to make the audience feel as
if the object or person in the
shot has a sense of power
and importance. This is a
statue and could symbolise
something important so by
using this shot, it emphasises
A high angle is to make a
person or object seem less
important and weak. I choose
this statue because it is of a
women crying so I thought that
the angle would emphasis this.
This camera angle makes what is a shot to appear tilted. This can be
used to disorientate the audience.
Show a 180 degrees pivoting
movement. The purpose is to
show all around because not all
can fit in one frame.
The purpose of this shock is to show the environment below
and above us. This can be also used when a character is
Steady camera on a
‘railway’ track moving
steadily to side to side.
The purpose of this is
so that if a character is
running, it looks more
believable and the
camera can keep up to
the same speed as the
When the camera lense goes in
towards an object or character to
reveal more significance or
The link is an example from the
film The Shining released in
This is the opposite to zoom.
Instead of moving forwards you
move backwards. The purpose
of this to reveal more of the
setting around the character.
The link is an example of
reverse zoom based on a
This is when a camera move in and
out or backwards and forwards on an
object. Tripod on wheels.
The purpose could be to create
tension in a horror movie or just to
feel more connection with a
The link is an example of dolly
movement which a man playing an
This is when a shot is balanced and equal on both sides. The
purpose of this is to create a sense of order, control and normality.
This is when a shot is unbalanced on both sides. Both sides are not
equal to each other. The purpose of this may be to create disorder
Rule of Thirds.
This rule states that an image should be imagined as being divided
into nine equal parts by two horizontal lines and two equally spaced
vertical lines. The purpose of this maybe to set a certain
Shallow focus is used when one object or person is in the frame but
their surrounding is blurred. The purpose of this could be to show
important, authority, strength or/and power.
The link is of a video showing shallow focus but in a relatable
There is a bottom, middle and top of a shot which means that
everything in that shot is very important. The purpose of this shot is
to set a scene of a character or mood of a movie or also, to show
an object to be of importance.
This technique is when you change your focus during a shot. This simply
means altering the focus from one thing to another.
The link is an example of focus pull.
Changes subject focus within 4 seconds.