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Shots and Angles


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Shots and angles in pictures

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Shots and Angles

  2. 2. Introduction When TAKING, or creating them yourself, you have to think about important factors: The FRAMING of the shot and the ANGLE of the shot. When describing different cinematic shots, different terms are used to indicate the amount of subject matter contained within a frame, how far away the camera is from the subject, and the perspective of the viewer. Each different shot has a different purpose and effect.
  3. 3. FRAMING: SHOT AND ANGLE SIZES Framing is the presentation of visual elements in an image, especially the placement of the subject in relation to other objects. When taking a picture or making a film we focus on the size of the human body and the angle or the point of view used.
  5. 5. EXTREME LONG SHOT Gran Plano General Full lenght figure including landscape.
  6. 6. LONG SHOT Plano General Full lenght figure/s
  7. 7. MEDIUM LONG SHOT/AMERICAN SHOT Plano americano Cuts the figure above the knees
  8. 8. MEDIUM SHOT Plano Medio Waist lenght
  9. 9. CLOSE UP Primer plano Shoulder to head
  10. 10. EXTREME CLOSE UP Primerísimo Primer Plano Mouth to eyes
  11. 11. CUT IN Plano Detalle Shows details
  12. 12. TWO SHOT When there are two people in the picture. It´s commonly used in filmmaking to show the relationship between two characters. OVER THE SHOULDER Shot/reverse shot
  13. 13. SHOT ANGLES The camera angle marks the specific location at which the movie camera or videocamara is placed to take a shot.
  14. 14. EYE LEVEL A la altura de los ojos Eye level shots are used to show extreme detail. They make the shot very personal and show emotion.
  15. 15. LOW ANGLE Contrapicado Mouth to eyes A low angle is used to show the subject as superior, powerful and intimidating. This angle aims to make the audience fearful of the subject.
  16. 16. HIGH ANGLE Picado This angle is used to make the subject appear small and inferior which creates sympathy.
  17. 17. BIRDS EYE Cenital Birds eye is taken directly above an object and is normally used to show a large scale location. For example; a city.
  18. 18. OBLIQUE ANGLE Plano aberrante An oblique angle is taken when the camera is not parallel to the horizon line which can suggest drama, and /or madness
  19. 19. Esther and Rosa Canterbury, 2015