Shot sizes/ Camera angles/ Camera movement

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Shot sizes/ Camera angles/ Camera movement

  1. 1. SHOT SIZES
  2. 2. EXTREME CLOSE UP (XCU) An extreme close up shot gets very close to the subject and shows immense detail. It can be used to show emotion. For example; a close up of the eye or mouth can show facial expression. This shot can be described as intrusive and personal.
  3. 3. CLOSE UP (CU)A close up shot shows expression but in less detail then the extremeclose up. Close ups are often used to show an action. For example;someone brushing their hair. This shot can also be described aspersonal.
  4. 4. MEDIUM CLOSE UP (MCU)A medium shot is half way between a mid shot and close up whichmeans it can show facial expression as well as body language.
  5. 5. MID SHOT (MS)A mid shot is usually framed from thewaist up. They are not very affectivewhen showing facial expression butare great at capturing body language.
  6. 6. LONG SHOT (LS)A long shot allows the audienceto see the subject in terms of itssurroundings. This can show thesubjects size in proportion tothe setting. It also created aclear idea of whats happeningin the shot as a whole.
  7. 7. EXTREME LONG SHOT (ELS)In an extreme long shot, the subject is still visible but the focusis on the surroundings. It doesnt capture body language orfacial expression.
  8. 8. ESTABLISHING SHOTAn establishing shot is used toset the scene. It is usually alocation shot found at thebeginning of a sequence tointroduce the audience to thesetting.
  9. 9. TWO SHOT (2-SHOT)A two shot is of two people, framed similarly to a mid shot (waist up).
  10. 10. OVER THE SHOULDER SHOTAn over the shoulder shot is often used to show two peopleconversating. Seeing aspects of both characters makes theconversation more believable.
  11. 11. SHOT ANGLES
  12. 12. LOW ANGLE A low angle is used to show thesubject as superior, powerfuland intimidating. This angleaims to make the audiencefearful of the subject.
  13. 13. HIGH ANGLE This angle is used tomake the subject appearsmall and inferior whichcreates sympathy.
  14. 14. BIRDS EYEBirds eye is taken directly above an object and is normallyused to show a large scale location. For example; a city.
  15. 15. CANTED ANGLE A canted angle is taken when the camera is at a tilt whichcan suggest drama, intoxication and /or madness
  16. 16. EYE LEVELEye level shots are used to show extreme detail. Theymake the shot very personal and show emotion.
  17. 17. Tilt shots Tracking shots Crane shotsThe camera Where the camera Ariel shots The camera ismoves up is rolled along laid Where the camera is mounted on aand down tracks in order to placed on a helicopter to crane moves atfrom a fixed follow someone create a birds eye shot. a height aboveaxis. walking or running. Usually used to show a ground level. city/landscape. Z Camera Movement Camera movement can be used to emphasise a particular viewpoint Z oom Panning Arc Using the camera shots Using the camera lens to go from a Where the to move around long shot to a close camera an object in a up (zooming in) or slowly circular motion from a close up to moves side a long shot to side (zooming out) in a across the single shot. scene from a fixed axis.

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