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  • 1. ResearchCamera Angles& ShotsKiran Raza

2. There Are 3 Main Shots ThatDescribe How Near Or How Far The Camera Is From The Subject:Long ShotMedium Shot Close Up Shot 3. Long Shot This shows the wholesubject Seesurroundings Usedto show the fullhuman figure andoften provide a clearview of theenvironment or settingwhere we find thecharacter. 4. Medium Shot This shows the humanbody from mid shin ormid- thigh up and oftenused to showinteraction between twoor more characters Shows half of thesubject. It May featuresome background torelate thecharacter/characters totheir surroundings. 5. Close Up Shot This shows one partof the subject, usuallyin great detail It isusually used to showthe emotion on apersons face Thisshot may leaveviewers uncertain asto what they areseeing. 6. Other Camera Shots Include:Extreme Close UpExtreme Long Shot Full Shot 7. Extreme Close Up This shows only a detail ofthe subject, such assomeones eyes, or the pawsof a dog walking down apath, of a hand on adoorbell or a tree branchWe can understand how acharacter feels; even get intothe head of that character It is used a lot in thrillers It helps to clarify action. 8. Extreme Long Shot This is used to showlandscapes or provide aview of a whole world(city, town, galaxy),where the film is set There is very little detailvisible in the shot, as itis meant to give ageneral impressionrather than specificinformation. 9. Full Shot This is a variation onthe long shot showingthe full subject It isusually used to place acharacter in somerelation to itssurroundings e.g.full human figure withfeet at bottom of theframe and head at thetop of the frame. 10. How might theseshots be used in a movie?Establishing shotReaction Shot 11. Establishing Shot This is used at thebeginning of a sceneto let the viewersknow where thecharacters are It canalso be used to showthe relations betweenthe main figures inthe film and objects. e.g. A long shot ofa car driving up to ahotel, or a close up ofa restaurant sign. 12. Reaction Shot This is used to show theeffect of one personswords or actions on theother people in the sceneA close up shot isusually used in this toshow the emotion on thecharacters face Itusually cuts away fromthe main scene in order toshow the reaction of acharacter to it. 13. Camera AnglesThe angle fromwhich a shot istaken is anotherway to give varietyto a film as well asinformation. 14. High Angle This positions thecamera above eyelevel looking downon the subject, whichconsequentlyappears insignificant,weak, helpless orsmall according tohow extreme theangle is. 15. Low Angle This has the cameralooking up at thesubject, the subjectappears important,powerful, ordomineering, againdepending on howexaggerated the angle is It is shot anywherebelow the eye line,looking up. 16. Eye Level This is a fairlyneutral shot; thecamera is positionedas though it is ahuman actuallyobserving a scene,almost a point ofview shot butreversed e.g.actors heads are on alevel with the focus. 17. Reverse Angle In a normal shot orangle the camerausually looks at thesubject but with thisangle the camerashows what the subjectis seeing also known asa point of view shot e.g. a shot of the gatesof a prison from withinfollowed by a reverseangle shot showing thegates from outside. 18. Oblique Angle This is used when the camerais tilted, to suggest imbalance,transition and instability Itis very popular in horror andthriller films Thistechnique is used to suggestpoint of view shots Whenthe camera becomes the eyesof one particular character,seeing what they see Ahand held camera is oftenused for this.