Establishing shot Wide shot Long shot Mid/medium shot Close up shot Extreme close up shot POV(point of view) Over the shoulder shot Two shot Overhead shot
This camera shot can be taken from a range of distances and shows the whole setting of a scene. Establishing shots are used to establish the setting of a scene and to give the audience information about where the scene set.
This camera shot is taken with the camera positioned a certain way to show the whole scene setting Wide shot are used to show everyone in a room and to give a gives the viewers a large variety of information
This camera shot refers to how the camera is positioned to show the entire object or human figure Long shots are used to show focus on the main object or human.
This camera shot is taken from medium distance and shows either the torso and head of the character or the torso and legs of the character. Mid/medium shots are used to show the facial expressions of the character (when its of the characters torso and upwards)
This camera shot is taken zoomed in to show the a particular aspect of object or character e.g. the face Close ups are used to display the most detail as the background is not viewable.
This show even more detail than a close up, this camera shot shows extreme detail Extreme close ups are used to give the audience more information and detail about the character or object
This camera shot is taken from the characters perspective or is reserved to show the characters reaction. Point of view is used to show what the character is looking at.
This camera shot is taken from the angle from the shoulder of the character. Over the shoulder view is used to show that the character’s face that is visible is the dominant character in the scene.
This shot shows the view of two people interacting with another. Two shot is used to show the relationship between the two characters and to show the emotional reaction between the two characters.
This shot is taken from above the character or object Overhead shot is used to show the whole scene setting depending on the distance the shot is taken. This shot is also used to show the full action in the scene
This term refers to how the angle is taken from a higher place and looks down on the character or object to make them seem smaller. High angle is used to highlight the character or object’s vulnerability and powerlessness
This term refers to how the angle is taken from a lower place and looks up the character or object. Low angle is used to make the character or object seem much more bigger than it is and more dominant.
This camera angle makes the camera shot seem tilted. Canted angle is used to disorientate the audience.
This term refers to how the camera moves from either left to right or right to left Pan is used to show the viewer the full scene setting Moves from left to right
This term refers to how the camera moves from either top to bottom or bottom to top. Tilt is used to give the viewer more information about the setting of the scene and to show the full outfit of the character. Camera moves from top to bottom
This term refers to how the camera moves from side to side without pivoting to follow an object or character Camera moves side to side without pivoting
Zoom refers to when the camera feature zoom goes in towards an object or character to show more detail Zoom is used to show the viewer more detail of the object or character
Reverse zoom is the opposite of zoom, this term refers to when the camera feature zoom moves away from the object or character. Reverse zoom is used to show the surrounding of the object or character.
This term refers to how the camera moves in and out but still stays steady. Camera zooms in and out while staying steady
Balance-Symmetry-Asymmetry Rules of third Depth of Field-Shallow focus-Deep focus
This term refers to how objects and subjects are placed in a frame to show balance
This term refers when the shot is balanced on both sides. Symmetry is used to show order and organization.
The term refers to when the shot is unbalanced on both sides. Asymmetry is used to show disorder or a variety of objects and characters.
This term refers the process of composing visual images such as paintings. The rules of thirds states that an image should be imagined divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines and the important element of the image should be situated at the intersection of these lines
This term refers to the distance which is in focus. Depth of field is used to emphasizing the subject while de- emphasizing the foreground and background
Shallow focus is used to emphasize on one part a image over another.
This term is the opposite if shallow focus as the foreground, middle ground and background is in focus, so the entire image is clear