Camerawork – Shots

Wide Shot – the subject exists fully within the frame, although does not necessarily fill up the entire screen.

ws

Extreme Wide Shot – Used to establish the surroundings of the subject, often the camera is so far back that the subject is not clearly visible in the situation.

extremewideshotbb

Close up – A shot taken very close to the subject.

ammunition-belt-close-up-shot

Mid Shot – a shot where the entire subject is not covered, but it is at a medium distance.

mid-shot

Over-the-Shoulder shot –  A shot where the camera is held over the shoulder of somebody and directed at something/somebody else.

Eastenders - Max and Connor

Point-of-View Shot – A shot taken which is supposed to resemble what the actor/actress is seeing through their own eyes.

point-of-view-shot

High Angle Shot – A shot taken above the target which makes the target look small.

high_angle_shot

Low Angle Shot – A shot taken below the target to make the target look large.

low angle

Eye Level Shot – A shot where the target is looking directly at the camera.

eyelevel1

Aerial Shot – A shot taken from somewhere high up, often to establish the surroundings.

aerial-shot-of-the-beach-volleyball-stadium-on-horseguards-parade

Long Shot – A long shot is almost the same  as a wide shot where the subject takes up almost all of the screen.

the-biggest-long-shot

Two Shot – A shot where two characters are within the same shot.

3_two_shot

Oblique Shot – Also known as a dutch angle shot, it is a shot taken from an unstable angle to represent what is happening within the scene.

CantedAngle

Dolly Shot – A shot taken from a cart on tracks.

Graveyard Dolly Shot 3 preview

Crane Shot – A shot taken from a crane in order to view something from above.

varizoom-reach-camera-crane

-08spencerh

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: