Shots and Angles
Adapted from Gactaern.org
Long Shot
 It establishes the scene
 Shows subjects in their
surroundings
 Tells the viewer where the
action is taking ...
Medium Shot
 Framing is usually
set so that the
top of the frame
is just above the
head and the
bottom of the
fame is jus...
Medium Close-up
 Tighter than a medium shot
 The top of the frame is just
above the character’s head
and the bottom of t...
Close-up
 Used to reveal a character’s feelings.
 The top of the frame is just above the
character’s head and the bottom...
Extreme Close Up
Often used to reveal feelings to provide the
audience with a view of a specific detail
Examples include a...
Long Shot Medium Shot
Extreme Close-upMedium Close-up
Close-Up Shot
Two-Shot
 Shows two persons in a shot
Three-shot
 Shows three persons in a shot
Eye Level
Most commonly used angle
Whether the subject is
standing or seated and
regardless of how small
or tall your subj...
Eye Level
Side Angle
The camera is placed at eye level, but usually at
a 45 degree angle from the subject. The
audience views the ac...
Low Angle
 The camera is placed below the subject
and is aimed up (shoots upward).
 This angle exaggerates height and ca...
Low Angle
High Angle
 The camera is above the
subject matter and is aimed
down (shoots downward).
 This angle has the effect of
re...
High Angle
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Shots and angles

  1. 1. Shots and Angles Adapted from Gactaern.org
  2. 2. Long Shot  It establishes the scene  Shows subjects in their surroundings  Tells the viewer where the action is taking place
  3. 3. Medium Shot  Framing is usually set so that the top of the frame is just above the head and the bottom of the fame is just below the waist
  4. 4. Medium Close-up  Tighter than a medium shot  The top of the frame is just above the character’s head and the bottom of the frame is just below the chest
  5. 5. Close-up  Used to reveal a character’s feelings.  The top of the frame is just above the character’s head and the bottom of the frame is just below the chin.
  6. 6. Extreme Close Up Often used to reveal feelings to provide the audience with a view of a specific detail Examples include a person’s eyes, mouth, or hands, or an inanimate object such as the contents of a letter
  7. 7. Long Shot Medium Shot Extreme Close-upMedium Close-up Close-Up Shot
  8. 8. Two-Shot  Shows two persons in a shot
  9. 9. Three-shot  Shows three persons in a shot
  10. 10. Eye Level Most commonly used angle Whether the subject is standing or seated and regardless of how small or tall your subject may be.
  11. 11. Eye Level
  12. 12. Side Angle The camera is placed at eye level, but usually at a 45 degree angle from the subject. The audience views the action but is not directly involved in the action.
  13. 13. Low Angle  The camera is placed below the subject and is aimed up (shoots upward).  This angle exaggerates height and can give the impression that the subject is larger and more powerful.
  14. 14. Low Angle
  15. 15. High Angle  The camera is above the subject matter and is aimed down (shoots downward).  This angle has the effect of reducing the apparent height of the subject & gives the impression that the subject is smaller and less powerful.
  16. 16. High Angle
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