Camera Shots• Establishing shot• Wide shot• Long shot• Mid/medium shot• Close up shot• Extreme close up shot• Point of view• Over the shoulder• Two shot• Aerial shot• Overhead shot
Establishing Shot • An establishing shot establishes the setting of a scene. • Gives the viewer an idea of where it is set.
Wide Shot • A wide shot is like a panoramic photograph. It is a wide shot. • Shows a wide piece of information about a scene.
Long Shot• Long shots are the framing of the character or subject’s whole body.• Usually used to show actions in a character or object.
Mid/Medium shot • This is the framing of usually, a characters torso and head or torso and legs. • It can be used to show facial expression and/or gesture, but mostly for dialogue.
Close up shot• A close up frame of a subject or character, or a particular part of an object or character’s body. Eg. Face, arm, feet or details of an object.
Extreme close up • An extreme close up shot is a shot of a part of the body or face to allow the audience to view extreme details of a character or object.
Point of view • A point of view shot shows the view from the characters perspective. It is dependant on body language and the movement and placement of the camera to match the characters movement.
Over the shoulder • An over the shoulder shot is filmed from behind one characters shoulder, looking over to the character or object over their shoulder. • It usually shows a conversation between two characters. • The character facing the object has a 1:3 ratio of the screen.
Two shot• Two shots are a shot of two interacting characters or objects usually to show a relationship between the two.
Aerial shot • A shot taken from quite a high overhead distance, such as from a helicopter or airplane.
Overhead shot • A camera shot where the shot is taken from above a character action or object.