Long shot
Shot which shows all or most of a fairly large subject
(for example, a person) and usually much of the
surroundi...
Long shot & Wide shot
show the whole person or the whole feature
object as part of the landscape. The
establishing shot of...
Point of view
is where the camera is used to enable the audien
to share a character's point of view - as if the
camera wer...
Two Shot
is a shot showing two characters
in the scene. It usually involves
a dialogue sequence between
the two characters.
Close up
shows the actor's head and
sometimes their shoulders.
This shot directs the
audience's attention to the
significa...
High angle
the camera looks down
at a character, making
the viewer feel more
powerful than
him or her, or suggesting
an ai...
Low angle
places camera below the character, exaggerating his
or her importance.
Over the
shoulder shot
Looking from
behind a person at
the subject,
cutting off the
frame just behind
the ear. The
person ...
Medium close shot
(MCS)
The setting can still
be seen. The lower
frame line passes
through the chest
of the actor.
Medium ...
Overhead shot
Is one made from a posi
directly above the action.
Tilted/ canted shot
When the camera is
tilted on its axis so
that normally vertical
lines appear
slanted to the left or
ri...
Camera shots and angles
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Camera shots and angles

  1. 1. Long shot Shot which shows all or most of a fairly large subject (for example, a person) and usually much of the surroundings.
  2. 2. Long shot & Wide shot show the whole person or the whole feature object as part of the landscape. The establishing shot of a television and film production is usually a long shot showing the actor/s in their environment. This establishes the context for following shots. The establishing shot, for example, might be a house, a town or a landscape. This shot implies that it is important to the story for the audience to see the actor in this context. A long shot or wide shot can also be used as the first shot or master shot of a new scene.
  3. 3. Point of view is where the camera is used to enable the audien to share a character's point of view - as if the camera were seeing through their eyes.
  4. 4. Two Shot is a shot showing two characters in the scene. It usually involves a dialogue sequence between the two characters.
  5. 5. Close up shows the actor's head and sometimes their shoulders. This shot directs the audience's attention to the significance of what that individual is doing, saying or feeling at that particular time. The close-up shot can also draw attention to an object which is of significance to the narrative.
  6. 6. High angle the camera looks down at a character, making the viewer feel more powerful than him or her, or suggesting an air of detachment.
  7. 7. Low angle places camera below the character, exaggerating his or her importance.
  8. 8. Over the shoulder shot Looking from behind a person at the subject, cutting off the frame just behind the ear. The person facing the subject should occupy about 1/3 of the frame. This shot helps to establish the positions of each person, and get the feel of looking at one person from the other's point of view. A variation of this shot can be a bit wider and include the shoulder of the person facing the subject.
  9. 9. Medium close shot (MCS) The setting can still be seen. The lower frame line passes through the chest of the actor. Medium shots are frequently used for the tight presentation of two actors (the two shot), or with dexterity three (the three shot).
  10. 10. Overhead shot Is one made from a posi directly above the action.
  11. 11. Tilted/ canted shot When the camera is tilted on its axis so that normally vertical lines appear slanted to the left or right, ordinary expectations are frustrated. Such shots are often used in mystery and suspense films to create a sense of unease in the viewer.

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