Assignment 4: Camerashots, camera angles, cameramovement, composition By Nicole Lewis Level Yellow
Camera Shots• Establishing Shot• Wide Shot• Long Shot• Mid/Medium Shot• Close-Up Shot• Extreme Close-Up Shot• Point Of View• Over The Shoulder Shot• Two Shot
Establish Shot• Establishing the location or time of day.
Wide Shot• A shot that will capture everyone or thing in that area.
Long Shot• A shot that will capture the whole character or object.
Mid/Medium Shot• A shot that will show a character or object, from its middle upwards.
Close-Up Shot• A shot that will be taken from the characters neck upwards or a special feature on an object. Usually to show detail.
Extreme Close-Up Shot• A shot usually taken to show clear detail of someone or something.
Point Of View• A shot that would make it seem like we are in the characters shoes. Shown with movement and correct placement.
Over The Shoulder Shot• A shot taken from over one characters shoulder, showing the other characters facial expression. The more of the shoulder you show, the less important the other character is.
Two Shot• A shot where two characters are in the same frame.
Camera Angles• Low Angles• High Angles• Canted or Oblique Angle
Low Angle• A shot taken from below, looking upwards. Often to make the character or object look bigger.
High Angle• A shot taken from above, looking down. Often to make the character or object look smaller.
Canted or Oblique Angle• Where the camera is tilted, so the image appears diagonal.
Camera Movement• Pan• Tilt• Track• Zoom• Reverse Zoom
Pan• A shot where the camera pivots left to right or right to left.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw_Q1SYb1g0
Tilt• Opposite to pan. A shot where the camera pivots up and down or down to up.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYzfbKG3lzQ
Track• Where the camera moves from side to side using a track.
Zoom• Where the camera goes in towards a character or object.
Reverse Zoom• Opposite of zoom. Where the camera goes out from a character or object.
Composition• Balance• Symmetry• Asymmetry• Rule of Thirds• Depth of Field• Shallow Focus• Deep Focus
Balance• Showing the equal amount of colour in a picture.