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Micro Elements/Camera Shots Shahid Islam

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  • Extreme Close Up In this Extreme Close Up shot it shows a zoomed detail of the actors face and facial expressions. This character Captain America The Avengers is staring straight into one direction. The fact that his eyes are a bit screwed up and slightly closed, it shows that he is concentrated and this could be seen by the audience as Captain America being annoyed or heated up. An Extreme Close Up shot is normally shown on the face, indicating where the most distinctive expressions are shown. This could possible be an extreme close up shot of the eye as well.
  • Close Up A close up shot is a certain feature or part of the subject takes up the whole frame. Like in this shot, its showing Iron Mans face in the shot. This close up shot clearly shows the emotion of Iron Man; his face is just straight, distinctive and concentrated. Its as if he is looking his prey in the eye, no actual body language shown, just the shot of his face looking deeply, angrily at another persons eye.
  • Medium Close-Up Shot The medium close up is half way between a mid shot and a close up. This shot shows the face more clearly, without getting uncomfortably close. The Medium close up shot usually consists of the characters shoulders and above that is shown in the shot. This is typically done in media to show a characters emotion. In this shot of Thor from The Avengers shows that the character is feeling upset and is thinking about what has just happened, which allows the audience to guess that he possibly feels guilty about what has just happened.
  • Long shot A long shot is used so you can see the characters full body, costume and the location of the scene. We can easily tell that this image shows that they are fighting against bad guys, this is shown by the support of fire, crushed cars, smoke and destruction. Also because of the costume the characters are wearing the audience can instantly tell that this is a heroic, superhero movie. This used in films when introducing a new character or when a character has just entered the room. The shot creates a more dramatic effect in there appearance and also makes it easier to see a persons body language.
  • Extreme Long Shot An Extreme Long Shot is used to view the whole area of the scene where everything is happening. This is a main camera shot to show the audience of where everything is set. It informs the audience where the scene is set and through the mise-en-scene, it then allows the audience to guess what might be in store in the next scene. In this shot from The Avengers, it shows the city, being shredded to its last pieces and everything blowing up. It shows the audience how everything is gone chaotic and havoc has been raised.
  • Track Shot A tracking shot is a shot in which the camera is mounted on a cart which travels along tracks. Tracking is often more narrowly defined as movement parallel to the action, or at least at a constant distance. This is also shown by the camera travelling alongside the action, example if someone is running, the camera would track alongside the runner. In this shot it shows The Avengers in a group, the tracking shot (shown on the left) is shown by the cameraman rolling around the Avengers in a circle, also known as tracking circles around them to get a shot of every angle.
  • Cut-In Shot A cut shot, which specifically refers to showing some part of the subject in detail. This can be shown in just taking a shot of a part of a body such as the hand and the hand movements. This could possible show the enthusiasm, anticipation and nervousness of the character. In this scene from the Avengers, it shows Thors arm and hand movements, which is shown in a cut-in shot. This could show the audience that he his thinking of something or a plan as he has his arms crossed.
  • Panning Shot A panning shot is one of the simplest camera shot that is used in films. It is easy and is a camera movement technique that involves moving the camera horizontally to the right or left. This shot is used to show that you can track an object or follow any type of movement. In this scene with Captain America it shows him running at a pace, this only requires a panning shot, which just slides the camera from left to right as shown in the picture. This shows the audience the full body movement of the character
  • Tilt Shot The tilt shot is similar to the pan shot, but the tilt shot moves vertically instead of horizontally. Just like the pan shot, the tilt shot can be done hand held or with a tripod. It is highly recommended to use a tripod for a tilt shot as it would allow you to have an accurate shot without any rough, edgy movements to the shot. In this shot in The Avengers, the tilt shot starts from the two characters looking up in the sky, but the tilt shot starts from the top view and works its way down showing every body language from the characters.
  • Zoom Shot A zoom shot makes a dramatic feel to a shot. A zoom is technically not a camera move as it does not require the camera itself to move at all. Zooming means altering the focal length of the lens to give the illusion of moving closer to or further away from the action. In this shot it shows a zoomed version of a long shot of Scarlett Johansson, this shows a dramatic, embraced shot, which shows all the emotion and background that enhances the audiences attention.
  • Diegetic Sound Any voice, musical passage, or sound effect presented as originating from a source within the film's world. These are sounds which are visible on the screen o sources implied to be present by the film such as voices of characters, sounds made by objects and music shown. In this scene it shows Hawkeye from The Avengers; he is falling from a building and is using his bow and arrow weapon, and as the arrow releases from the bow, it makes a slight sound that glides with the air. This is all for dramatic effect.
  • Non-Diegetic Sound Sound, such as mood music or narrator's commentary, represented as coming from a source outside the space of the narrative. A non-diegetic sound is neither visible on the screen or has been implied to be present in the action of the film such as the narrators commentary, sound effects which is added for the dramatic effect and mood music. In this scene it shows Iron Man falling from space, this is a quiet scene, which just plays a slight dramatic music in the background for when hes falling. The music that is played was a sad, depressing and shocked music, which puts the audience in the mood of his sadness of him falling.
  • Mise En Scene A Mise En Scene is the arrangement of everything that appears in the framing. This is things such as actors, lighting, scenery, props, and costume. The frame and camerawork also constitute the mise-en-scne of a movie. In this Mise En Scene, it consists of the individuality of the characters costumes, scree lighting, props such as guns, crushed cars in the background and the chaotic scenery.It shows everything that consists of a movie, in one frame.