Camera Shot Types in Filmmaking

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Camera Shot Types in Filmmaking

  1. 1. There is a convention in the video, film and television industries which assigns names and guidelines to common types of shots, framing and picture composition. The list below briefly describes the most common shot types.<br />Shot Types<br />http://www.mediacollege.com/video/shots/<br />
  2. 2. The view is so far from the subject that she isn't even visible. This is often used as an establishing shot.<br />EWS (Extreme Wide Shot)<br />
  3. 3. The subject is visible (barely), but the emphasis is still on placing her in her environment.<br />VWS(Very Wide Shot)<br />
  4. 4. The subject takes up the full frame, or at least as much as possible. The same as a long shot.<br />WS(Wide Shot)<br />
  5. 5. Shows some part of the subject in more detail whilst still giving an impression of the whole subject.<br />MS(Mid Shot)<br />
  6. 6. Half way between a MS and a CU.<br />MCU(Medium Close Up)<br />
  7. 7. A certain feature or part of the subject takes up the whole frame.<br />CU(Close Up)<br />
  8. 8. The ECU gets right in and shows extreme detail.<br />ECU(Extreme Close Up)<br />
  9. 9. A shot of something other than the current action.<br />CA(Cutaway)<br />
  10. 10. Shows some part of the subject in detail.<br />CI(Cut-In)<br />
  11. 11. A comfortable shot of two people, framed similarly to a mid shot.<br />TS(Two-Shot)<br />
  12. 12. Looking from behind a person at the subject.<br />OSS(Over the Shoulder Shot)<br />
  13. 13. Usually refers to a shot of the interviewer listening and reacting to the subject, although noddies can be used in drama and other situations.<br />NS(Noddy Shot)<br />
  14. 14. Shows a view from the subject's perspective.<br />POV(Point of View Shot)<br />
  15. 15. The subject is the weather, usually the sky. Can be used for other purposes.<br />Weather Shot<br />

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