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Camera Angles

Amy Irving && Beth Webb

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Establishing shot

An establishing shot will set the scene of a movie and determine what genre the film may be; it is generally shot ¼ of a mile away.

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Long Shot

Long shot is of a human figure generally the main character/characters in their setting. In view of the character you get the idea of their costumes.

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Medium Long Shot

A medium long shot is good for action shots and allows the audience to see the character, and usually another character together, in context. The shot tends to show the character/s from the knees upwards.

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Medium ShotMedium shots focus on dialogue as the setting has been established. There are three types of medium shots; 1. Person on their own. 2. Two people talking. 3. Three people talking.

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Close Up

Shows very little background, close up of face and shows emotion. Includes close-ups of objects and features.

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Extreme Close-up

A closer frame value than a close-up; i.e. showing parts of the face or greater detail of an object .

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Birds Eye View

A situation or topic as if viewed from an altitude or distance. It can put the audience in a god like position.

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High angle shot

Tilts down to make the character appear vulnerable and makes you feel sorry for them. This usually shows the character above eye level.

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Low angle

This shot is usually bellow eye level. This makes the character seem more powerful and confident.

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Canted Angle

This is shown sideward to show lack of control, imbalance and anxiety.

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Point of view

The view is shot from the persons perspective which evokes the audiences empathy.

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Over the shoulder shot

The shot generally shows a conversation from one persons point of view of another person.

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