LOW ANGLE SHOT
A low angle shot is a shot where the camera is positioned at an angle
below the object. Typically, used in all different forms of media. An
example of this is in Spiderman when Toby Maguire looks at his mask
and wonders whether he should carry on being Spiderman.
EXTREME LONG SHOT
A wide shot that places a person or object a long
distance away from the camera. It is usually used at the
beginning of a scene to let the viewer know where the
location is. An example of this shot is when the new
pupils of Hogwarts arrive and at the beginning shows
the location of where they are going.
MEDIUM LONG SHOT
This is a shot in which a person can be seem from
head to knee. It is typically used to show or
introduce a character. An example of this is when
The Joker (Heath Ledger) walks into the scene and
is introduced through the Medium Long Shot.
MEDIUM CLOSE UP
This shot is when a person can be seen from head
to shoulders/upper body. It is usually used to show
who is speaking and gives the viewer a close up of a
character. For example in The Boy In The Striped
Pyjamas to show who is talking, it uses a Medium
Close Up shot to give it that effect.
EXTREME CLOSE UP
A shot which captures a specific feature or
reaction on a person’s face. This is mostly used to
give an affect on how the person is feeling and their
reactions. For example, in Saving Private Ryan this
shot is used to show Tom Hanks’ sadness as it
focuses on his eyes.
This kind of shot is a shot with any two people in
it. It is usually used to show two people having a
conversation or if it is to show the importance of a
character. For example, in Star Trek it shows two
characters having a conversation at this shot and
puts them in complete focus.
POINT OF VIEW SHOT
This is a shot of a persons point of view. It is usually used to give
the viewer an idea of what the actor/actress is seeing and doing. For
example in Shawshank Redemption when Andy escapes it shows a
view of the Warden, Red and the Chief Police Guard in shock of
how Andy escaped.