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Notes on cinematography

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  1. 1. Cinematography CHRIS REYNOLDS
  2. 2. Establishing Shot This shot sets the scene and tells us when and where we are. Is often landscape and normally outside.
  3. 3. Longshot The camera, in this shot, is placed a long way away. Usually the establishing shot and used to capture are large area or get the full scale of the scene.
  4. 4. Medium Shot The camera is positioned normally from the waist upward. This is the most common shot used in movies
  5. 5. Medium Close-up Similar to a medium shot however this is usually from the chest upwards to get a more detailed view.
  6. 6. Close up A very detailed shot e.g a persons face. Shows little background and implies importance.
  7. 7. Extreme close-up Extreme version of the close up. Magnifies beyond what the human can see.
  8. 8. Point of View (POV) A shot through the eyes of the character. Sympathises with the viewer
  9. 9. Over the Shoulder This shot shows what the character is seeing but not through their perspective.
  10. 10. Two Shot This shot shows a conversation, link or reaction between characters. Shows a connection, relationship or conflict.
  11. 11. Tilted shot This shot is angled for effect.
  12. 12. Low angle shot This shot is positioned low to look up at a character. Shows authority.
  13. 13. High Angle The camera is place up high looking down on an object or character. The audience has more power.
  14. 14. Wide Shot  Broader shot, showing emphasises scale or size.
  15. 15. Crane Shot  Camera is placed on a crane swooping in on the action, can move in most direction and is a useful way to move the camera.
  16. 16. Birds eye view  A shot directly above the scene.
  17. 17. Dolly Shot  Mounted on a moving vehicle and moves alongside the action.