2 Understanding of camera shots
By Deepak Dosanjh
Extreme close up
• This shot gives us a close up of the main character.
This shot is used to shot facial expressions of the
characters. This character is looking away from the
camera this suggests that he isn't a very friendly
character. Him being the first character we see this
also portrays him to be the main character.
• The use of a close up is to show some facial
detail but also some of the background behind
the character. By using a close up it shows the
the audience that this is the main character.
This shows he is looking deep in thought and
isn't happy about what he is thinking about.
• A medium shot shows a lot more of the character
and this therefore shoes some of the clothing they
are wearing but also by using this shot it shows much
more of the background which gives a idea of where
the film is set. From this picture you cant tell a lot
about the story but you can tell what the films genre
• The use of long shot shows the audience a lot
of the background this gives the audience a
good idea of where the story is set. This shot
also shows a lot more of the characters and
what they are doing.
Extreme long shot.
• The use of extreme long shot shows just the
location of the film. This shot doesn’t show
many characters as they cant be seen in detail
but they can be seen in distance.
High angle shot
• The use of this shot shows the character not to be as
powerful as if a low angle shot was used but in this
picture this is contrasted because he is lifting weights
and also by the muscle that can be seen this shows
him to be strong even though in a vulnerable
Low angle shot.
• The use of low angle shot shows the character
to be powerful and important. As the
audience we aren't at his level and this
suggest we aren't as powerful as him. The
character backs up this idea.