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Types of Shots

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Types of Shots

  1. 1. Types of ShotsTypes of Shots
  2. 2. Visual Composition • AA FrameFrame is like a single word – anis like a single word – an essential building block of languageessential building block of language that is usually too small to deliver athat is usually too small to deliver a message by itselfmessage by itself • AA ShotShot is a continuously evolving streamis a continuously evolving stream of images something like a sentenceof images something like a sentence • AA SceneScene is like a paragraph – It isis like a paragraph – It is composed of several shots andcomposed of several shots and conveys meaning about a single topicconveys meaning about a single topic • A FilmFilm is a complete story with at least two acts, a character and some sort of conflict
  3. 3. Visual Composition The Extreme Long Shot is usually referred to as anThe Extreme Long Shot is usually referred to as an Establishing ShotEstablishing Shot Shot Types Long Shot Long ShotExtreme Long Shot
  4. 4. Visual Composition The Full Shot is also known as a Wide ShotThe Full Shot is also known as a Wide Shot Shot Types Full ShotMedium Long Shot
  5. 5. Visual Composition Shot Types Medium ShotThree Quarter Shot The Medium Shot is also known as a Waist-up ShotThe Medium Shot is also known as a Waist-up Shot
  6. 6. Visual Composition Shot Types CloseupMedium Closeup The Medium Closeup is also known as a Bust ShotThe Medium Closeup is also known as a Bust Shot
  7. 7. Visual Composition Shot Types Extreme CloseupBig Closeup The Big Closeup is also known as a ChokerThe Big Closeup is also known as a Choker
  8. 8. Visual Composition Shot Types This shows the frames of the assorted shots
  9. 9. Visual Composition Shot Types Bird’s-Eye ViewVertical Angle Shot Names Relation of the Camera to the Subject on Y AxisRelation of the Camera to the Subject on Y Axis
  10. 10. Visual CompositionVisual Composition Shot Types Neutral AngleHigh Angle Neutral Angle should always be used unless requested by the DPNeutral Angle should always be used unless requested by the DP or Director to convey a message about the talentor Director to convey a message about the talent
  11. 11. Visual Composition Shot Types Worms-Eye ViewLow Angle Low angle conveys a message of admirationLow angle conveys a message of admiration

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