ANALYSING A MEDIA TEXT
To be able to identify the shot types used and be
able to suggest reasons why they have been used.
Working in groups, try to put the shot frames into an order to
construct a narrative.
• What is happening in the scene and who are the two main
• Try to identify which shots are being used and why.
• What camera angles are being used?
• How do they affect the audience’s perception of the
Wide shot (WS) /
Long shot (LS)
Close up (CU)
Two-shot Point of View
Mid shot (MS) Medium close
Cut away (CA)
The shot types
Establishing shot Close up Over the shoulder
Long shot Cut away Mid shot
Cut in Extreme close up Long shot
Frame by frame analysis
• This is an EWS or establishing shot of a factory from
a low angle. It is night and there is barbed wire
fencing visible in bottom part of the shot.
• This is done to give the impression…
Watch the entire scene
• How has the director manipulated the audience’s
preconceptions and stereotypes in this opening
• Using 5 filming locations around the Academy – I
want you to film a chase sequence of a teacher
chasing a pupil for homework.
• Try to build up tension through your choice of shot
type, movement and angles.
• Think carefully about your shot choices and be
ready to explain them in our lesson later today.
• To write up the terminology from today’s lesson
onto your learning blogs.