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The descent cinematography

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The descent cinematography

  1. 1. The Descent CINEMATOGRAPHY
  2. 2. 1. CLOSE UP Close ups show and depict something (character or object) at a great amount of quality to show detail to the audience. This is done on characters a lot to show their emotion and their feelings. Whenever its done on objects its done to show plot development but this is rarely done. Here, Sarah’s daughters birthday cake is shown after the car crash scene, showing that it is some sort of dream.
  3. 3. 2. CLOSE UP Close ups show the characters face that the camera is focusing on. This is done to give more of an in- depth look at the characters expression or emotion and to show detail as well as activity with their hands. Close ups are a standard among camera shots, along with medium shots and long shots..
  4. 4. 3. ANGLED MID-SHOT Mid-shots at an angle are typically done still show a bit of the detail on the character the camera is focusing on but to also show their surroundings. This is because of showing why the character is a certain way because of their environment. Here, Sarah is lying on the bed hooked up on wires injured, with the surroundings shown to show that she is in hospital.
  5. 5. 4. MID SHOT Another mid-shot but at a flat angle Sarah is shown wondering around but again with the surroundings being shown to detail where she is and why she’s reacting in a certain way. It is also done to tie her expressions with her body language to further the reactions.
  6. 6. 5. WIDE SHOT Also known as a long shot, it is done to show the relation between the characters and the surroundings or just to depict multiple characters. Here the wide shot is used to show even more of the hospital to give a feeling of how large it is or even down to how dark her nightmare is.
  7. 7. 6. TROMBONE SHOT This is an example of a Trombone Shot. This is done whenever a bad situation is happening and made to give the effect mostly that its getting further away and never ending, the only exclusion is Jaws. These shots generally show the fear within the character it has focused on. Here it is used to show Sarah’s fear of what’s going on.
  8. 8. 7. STEADICAM SHOT Steadicam shots is when the character(s) is moving, typically running and has the cam move with them leaving the focus on them. This shot is really done to show the escalation in the situation they are in like this scene when Sarah is running from something in a sort of nightmare she is in.
  9. 9. 8. WIDE SHOT Another wide shot is used again to show the darkness and Sarah running. The shot was done to display the darkness and how much there is plaguing her nightmare as well as that she can’t really run away (as much as she tries to).
  10. 10. 9. ARC SHOT These Arc shots (also known to be dolly shots because of being on tracks)are when the camera spins around the character(s) as seen here. The camera is placed on tracks so it can move smoothly round. This is typically done to show the full body language of the characters and emotion to their maximum.

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