Media Theory: Camera Angles Establishing Shot: An establishing shot usually consists of a wider view of the film's or scene's setting. It sets the scene for the audience and lets them know where the characters are in the film. It can be of a city, the outside of a house or a living room IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO INCLUDE AN ESTABLISHING SHOT IN OUR FILM AS IT WILL TELL OUR AUDIENCE WHERE IT IS SET, CLEARLY SHOWING THAT WE HAVE CREATED A FILM OF THE SOCIAL REALISM GENRE
Mid Shot: Media Theory: Camera Angles A mid-shot is the most common type of shot used. It allows to see which character is talking and small amounts of action (such as hand gestures.) More than one person can feature in a mid-shot but it isn't suitable to show a large amount of people in a scene. WE SHALL DEFINITELY USE MID-SHOTS IN OUR PRODUCTION AS THEY ARE AN ESSENTIAL FEATURE OF ANY FILM OF ANY GENRE.
Close Up: Media Theory: Camera Angles WE SHALL USE CLOSE-UPS IN OUR FILM TO EXPRESS THE CHARACTERS EMOTIONS AND POSSIBLY TO HIGHLIGHT CERTAIN FEATURES THAT MAKE OUR PRODUCTION A SOCIAL REALISM FILM This shot can highlight certain characters or part of the Mise En Scene. It allows the audience to see facial features which in turn aids the narrative and creates emotion and atmosphere. There is rarely more than one person featured in a close-up.
Media Theory: Camera Angles Extreme Close Up: IT IS UNLIKELY WE SHALL INCLUDE ANY EXTREME CLOSE UPS IN OUR FILM AS THEY ARE MORE SUITED TO HORROR AND THRILLERS TO CREATE A SPOOKY, UNEASY ATMOSPHERE THAT WE DO NOT NEED IN OUR FILM Extreme close-ups can sometimes distort the scene creating an uneasy atmosphere. It highlights certain aspects of the scene in detail (e.g. It can highlight actors or props to show that they are important to the scene.) This type of shot is popular amongst the horror genre as it creates a spooky, uneasy feeling for the audience.
Media Theory: Camera Angles IT IS HIGHLY POSSIBLE THAT WE WILL CHOOSE TO USE LONG SHOTS IN OUR PRODUCTION. THIS IS BECAUSE THEY ARE USEFUL TO SHOW ACTION SHOTS SUCH AS WALKING, RUNNING, FIGHTING AND PLAYING, ALL OF WHICH ARE POSSIBLY GOING TO BE INCLUDED IN OUR FILM. Long Shot: A long shot allows the audience to see a wider picture of the scene. It is useful in scenes involving a lot of action (e.g. fighting) as the audience can see every character and what they are doing. This allows for the creation of atmosphere and tension. It is also useful when a character is travelling as it aids the narrative to run smoothly and flawlessly and makes more sense to the audience.
I DOUBT WE WILL USE AN EXTREME LONG SHOT IN OUR FILM AS THEY ARE OFTEN SHOWN FROM HIGH UP AND WE DO NOT HAVE THE FACILITIES TO EXECUTE THIS PROFESSIONALLY. IT IS ALSO NOT NECESSARY FOR US TO SHOW THIS LEVEL OF DETAIL IN ENVIRONMENT IN OUR PRODUCTION Extreme Long Shot: This is the sort of shot that is used in a establishing shot. It sets the scene and tells the audience where the actors are. This shot can also be used to show action and create atmosphere Media Theory: Camera Angles
WE DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE FACILITES NEEDED TO CREATE A BIRDS EYE VIEW SHOT. THEREFORE WE CANNOT INCLUDE THIS TYPE OF CAMER ANGLE IN OUR PRODUCTION. Birds Eye View: This shot can be used to show people, travelling vehicles or as another form of establishing shot over a landscape. When used to show people, it creates an uneasy feeling for the audience as it does not feel normal and gives them the sense that the character is being watched or followed. Media Theory: Camera Angles
WE WILL DEFINITELY USE SOME POINT OF VIEW SHOTS IN OUR PRODUCTION AS THEY ARE EFFECTIVE WHEN EDITING A CONVERSATION BUT ARE ALSO USEFUL WHEN SETTING THE SCENE OR THE ENVIRONMENT FROM A CHARACTERS PERSPECTIVE THUS CREATING A CERTAIN FEELING AMONGST THE AUDIENCE Point Of View This type of shot really allows the audience to get a sense of how the character is feeling as you view the scene through the character's eyes. It can help create emotion but does not let you see much else of what is happening Media Theory: Camera Angles
MANY OVER THE SHOULDER SHOTS WILL BE USED IN OUR PRODUCTION AS THEY ARE A STANDARD FEATURE WHEN EDITING CONVERSATIONS ACROSS ALL FILM GENRES Over-The-Shoulder Directors use this type of shot when two people are having a conversation as it allows the audience to see both characters involved in the conversation whilst focusing primarily on the character which is currently speaking. Not only this, it also allows you to see how close they are in relation to each other but also their proximity, telling you a lot about their relationship. Media Theory: Camera Angles