Extreme Close-upThis is an extreme close up of Brad Pitt. Here wecan see what his expressions show, it shows thathe’s looking down and thinking, or looks stressed.
Close-upThis is a close-up of Morgan Freeman,who is one of the main characters in thefilm. A close-up shows, the expressionsand actions of a character. We can seethat he is looking in the mirror doing histie.
Medium shotA medium shot, is a shot where you can see thecharacter, his costume, action and props. We can see inthis shot that he is looking closely at the paper on thefridge.
Long shotA long shot is used to show the location. Here we can see that thelocation is in a kitchen in a house. Also it shows that this person iswashing up in his sink.
Extreme long shotAn extreme long shot can be used to show a location or abuilding. Here we can see different buildings, which are flatsand where Brad Pitt lives with his wife. This extreme long shotshows us that this is a very busy area in the city.
TrackA track shot is used when the camera, moves in a track along withthe actors or vehicles. Here we can see that the two charactersare walking down the street and the camera moves with them.
PanA pan is a movement where it scans a scene horizontally. The camera is placed on atripod, which gives the camera a stationary axis point as it is turned left to right, often tofollow a moving object or person. Here we can see the person picks up his blazer thenmoves to the right to turn off his lamp.
Tilt• A tilt is a movement which scans a scene vertically, otherwise similar to a pan. They could use this type of movement if someone is dying or to show something happening to them.
ZoomZoom is a shot where the camera moves away or closer to the target usingthe lens. This could show the importance of an actor or an object. Here wecan see that the camera has zoomed in to Morgan Freeman, who is in hisbed.
Pace• The film straight away introduces the main character before the credits, and then goes straight into the scene where they investigate the house and the characters, Mills and Somerset meet. The pace of the film is moderately fast, as it introduces the main characters starightaway.
Performance• Performance is to show the expressions or conversation of a character. This is important, because it could show the characters personality or relationship with others.
Diegetic• Diegetic sounds, are the sounds which the characters can hear or make. For example in the film ‘Seven’, when it starts we can hear Morgan Freeman putting away cutlery in his kitchen, that is a diegetic sound.
Non-diegetic• Non-diegetic music is the sounds which the characters cannot hear. For example as there is an extreme long shot of the city, there is music in the background, maybe to describe the city.
Mis en-scene• This shot shows what and who is in the scene. For example, it shows everything in the scene, so in this film ‘Seven’, when they go to investigate, it shows the dead body, the detectives, insects, the furniture and insects. We can see what is happening in one shot.