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Camera Angles/Shot Types
High Angle Shot
 High angle shots create the effect
of making the character it is
focusing on look smaller and less
power...
Mid Shot
 A mid shot shows the character
from the middle of their torso
upwards. It keeps the character as
the main focus...
Low Angle Shot
 A low angle shot is used to make
the character in the shot appear to
be bigger and more powerful.
 This ...
Establishing Shot
 An establishing shot sets the scene
of the movie.
 This lets the audience know where
everything is go...
Close Up
 A close up only depicts the
character in the shot, not their
surroundings.
 This allows the audience to see th...
Two Shot
 A two shot is used to establish the
connection between two
characters.
 This shows the audience that there
is ...
Extreme Close Up
 An extreme close up zooms in on a
key feature of the character, this
fills the whole frame. This is
dif...
Aerial Shot
 An aerial shot is taken from the air
showing the landscape below.
 This shows the audience the whole
of the...
Over The Shoulder Shot
 An over the shoulder shot is used
to show conversations between
two characters.
 It allows the a...
Full Shot
 A full shot shows the whole of a
person but from a near distance, it
isn’t taken too far away.
 This allows t...
Long Shot
 A long shot depicts the
character, the action and also the
setting. It is taken from a far
distance.
 This al...
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Camera Angles / Shot Types

  1. 1. Camera Angles/Shot Types
  2. 2. High Angle Shot  High angle shots create the effect of making the character it is focusing on look smaller and less powerful.  This shot makes the audience feel that they are looking down on the character.
  3. 3. Mid Shot  A mid shot shows the character from the middle of their torso upwards. It keeps the character as the main focus while also making the audience aware of their surroundings.  This shot makes the audience feel equal to the character depicted.
  4. 4. Low Angle Shot  A low angle shot is used to make the character in the shot appear to be bigger and more powerful.  This creates the audience to feel that the character is more dominant and important.
  5. 5. Establishing Shot  An establishing shot sets the scene of the movie.  This lets the audience know where everything is going to take place.
  6. 6. Close Up  A close up only depicts the character in the shot, not their surroundings.  This allows the audience to see the characters emotions.
  7. 7. Two Shot  A two shot is used to establish the connection between two characters.  This shows the audience that there is a relationship between the two people in the shot.
  8. 8. Extreme Close Up  An extreme close up zooms in on a key feature of the character, this fills the whole frame. This is different to a close up as a close up shows the characters whole face.  This is used to focus the audience’s attention on something specific. It can also be used to put emphasis on a characters dramatic expression.
  9. 9. Aerial Shot  An aerial shot is taken from the air showing the landscape below.  This shows the audience the whole of the action.
  10. 10. Over The Shoulder Shot  An over the shoulder shot is used to show conversations between two characters.  It allows the audience to see the reaction of the listener or the speaker, and can also show the relationship between the two characters.
  11. 11. Full Shot  A full shot shows the whole of a person but from a near distance, it isn’t taken too far away.  This allows the audience to see the whole of the character without focusing on their surroundings.
  12. 12. Long Shot  A long shot depicts the character, the action and also the setting. It is taken from a far distance.  This allows the audience to see the setting of the action, including the characters.

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