Camerawork – Shots

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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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.



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