Both Charlie and hostage roughly use the 180 degree rule, it is used
to make sure the cut scene doesn't confuse the viewer by making the
characters appear on the same side as each other instead of
MATCH ON ACTION.
Both Charlie and hostage use match on action, where the
action is the same but the shot is different. This can be used to
establish that the camera or the subject had moved into a new
place or is doing a different action, when used quickly and
more often this shot/edit can be used to symbolise when
there is a lot of action within the scene.
A shot reverse shot is used in both Charlie and hostage to
create tension between the characters/object and
character. If I could do anything with the preliminary shot I
would get rid of the music because instead of adding
tension it makes it more comical, so we did this instead in
our film opening, and I have to say it worked a lot better.
Both Charlie and hostage used a handheld camera, I believe this was
because the genres were the same, but there was another similarity
involving camerawork that interested me. Both the establishing shots of
the location were low angle panning shots. This is used to make the
audience believe that there is or will be something bad happening within
the location, because the shot made it appear very large and imposing.
Both Charlie and hostage have a range of editing skills, such as quick
cut edits but also there are a few slow and blurry edits that are used
to make the scene change smooth and easy to understand that the
camera is now focusing on a different subject.