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Camera angles and shots


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Camera angles and shots

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Camera angles and shots

  2. 2. THE AERIAL SHOT • This is an exterior shot filmed the air. Often it is used to establish a location.
  3. 3. THE ARC SHOT • This is a shot in which the subject is circled by the camera.This shot is often used by Michael Bay and Brian De Palma.
  4. 4. THE BRIDGING SHOT • This is a shot that demonstrates a shift in time or place e.g. a line moving across an animated map.
  5. 5. THE CLOSE-UP SHOT • This is a shot that keeps only the face of the subject in frame.This is seen as the most important building block for a cinematic storytelling.
  6. 6. THE MEDIUM SHOT • This is a shot that utilises the most common framing in movies, it shows less that a long shot but more that a close-up.
  7. 7. THE LONG SHOT • This is a shot that depicts an entire character or object from a head to toe. It is not as long as an establishing shot (wide shot).
  8. 8. THE COWBOY SHOT • This is a shot that is framed from a mid thigh up, so called due to its reoccurring used in Western movies.
  9. 9. THE DEEP FOCUS SHOT • A shot that keeps the foreground, mid ground and the background all in sharp focus. Often used by Orson Welles.This is disliked by many production designers as they have to put detail in the whole of the set.
  10. 10. THE DOLLY ZOOM • This is a shot that sees the camera track forward towards the subject while simultaneously zooming out to create a woozy, vertiginous effect.This shot was first used in Hitchcock’sVertigo (1959).
  11. 11. THE DUTCHTILT • This is a shot where the camera is tilted on its side to create an interesting angle. Often used to suggest disorientation. It is often used byTim Burton and Sam Raimi.
  12. 12. THE ESTABLISHING SHOT • This is a shot at the head of the scene, that clearly shows the location that the action is set in. It often comes after the aerial shot.
  13. 13. THE HANDHELD SHOT • This is a shot in which the camera operator hold the camera during motion
  14. 14. THE LOW ANGLE SHOT • This is a shot looking up at a character or subject often making them look bigger in the frame. It can make everyone look heroic or dominant.Also used to make cities look empty
  15. 15. LOW ANGLE SHOT • This is a shot looking down on the character or subject often it isolates them in the frame.
  16. 16. THE MATTE SHOT • This a shot that incorporates foreground action with the background, traditional painted onto glass, now it can be created using a computer.
  17. 17. OVERTHE SHOULDER SHOT • This is a shot where the camera is positioned behind one subject’s shoulder, usually during a conversation. It implies a connection between the speaker as opposed to a single shot that can suggest distance.
  18. 18. THE PAN SHOT • This is a shot in which the camera moves continuously from one side to the other. It is an abbreviation of panning.The shot is often used i car chases.
  19. 19. THE POV SHOT • This is a shot that depicts the point of view of a character so that we can see exactly what they are seeing. It is often used in horror movies to see through the killers eyes.
  20. 20. THE SEQUENCE SHOT • A long shot that cover an entire scene in one continuous sweep without the use of editing.
  21. 21. THE STEADICAM SHOT • This is a shot from a hydraulically balanced camera that allows a smooth and fluid motion.This was invented in the late 70’s by Garrett Brown.
  22. 22. THETILT SHOT • This is a shot where the camera continuously moves from up to down or down to up.This is a vertical equivalent to the panning shot.Tilting to the sky is traditionally the last shot of the movie.
  23. 23. THETOP SHOT • This a shot looking directly down on a scene rather that at an angle.This is also known as the Birds Eye View shot.
  24. 24. THETRACKING SHOT • This a shot that follows a subject be it from behind or alongside the subject.This is seen as a more elegant shot for a more civilised age.
  25. 25. THETWO SHOT • This is a shot that depicts two people in the frame. It is used primarily when you want to establish a link between characters who are not facing each other.
  26. 26. THE WHIP PAN • This is a shot that is the same as the pan shot but is so fast that the picture blurs beyond recognition. Usually companied by a whoosh sound.
  27. 27. THE ZOOM SHOT • This is a shot deploying a lens with a variable focal length that allows the cinematographer to change the distance without the subject or the camera moving physically.
  28. 28. THE CRANE SHOT • This is a shot where the camera is placed on a crane and moved up or down.This shot is often used in musicals. Used to highlight a characters loneliness or at the end of a movie.