The preliminary task was the first task which we did in ourAS media course. For me, this was the first time I had ever had to film anything. In order to complete this task we needed to learn about the different camera angles used within media and the rules when filming.
Match on actionA match on action, also known as a match cut, is a cut in film editing between either two objects, spaces, people etc to help show a strong continuity of filming and links the two different shots1 The match on action which my group and I used in our preliminary task was me walking through the door (picture 1) and appearing on the other side (picture 2). In order to do this we filmed from one2 side of the door a mid shot of me walking in and then filmed from the other side of the door a long shot of the same action from a different perspective.
180 Degree RuleIn film making, the 180 degree rule is a guideline which you follow regarding an imaginary line between one character and another. The means that at all times of filming you must keep yourself on one side of the line. If the camera passes over the axis it is called crossing the line or jumping the line. From these pictures/screenshots you can see that the camera is always on one side of the invisible line.
Shot/Reverse shotShot/Reverse shot is a film technique where one character is shown looking at another character and then the other character is shown looking back at the first character. Most of the time Shot/Reverse shot is filmed using an over the shoulder shot whilst a conversation is happening between two characters.