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1. Camera shots,movements andanglesFROM HANI MOHAMOUD 12K 2. Establishing shot This is an example of an establishing shot, an establishing shot is a type ofcamera shot used to show the setting at the beginning of the scene orsequence, however it is from a distance. It is often an aerial or birds eye viewshot. 3. Crane shot This is when a mechanical arm is stretched above a space and onto a platformand filmed from above. The mechanical arm can move across, up and down. 4. Long shot This type of shot is typically used in establishing shots as it shows the settingin its wholeness. This is also used to show the characters entirety as well asthe setting they are placed in. 5. Medium Long shot This is a camera shot that presents the character(s) from the waist and above. 6. Close up This shot presents us with a subject enhanced for expel a persons face, it fillsup mostly the entirety of the screen. It could give the viewer a better insightas to what the person is feeling as it could be presented in their facialexpression as it is more in detail. 7. Handheld shot This is where the camera woman or man hold the camera in their handcreating a gritty and raw effect. It makes the audience feel as if they areinvolved in the action. An example of this is Cloverfield (Reeves, 2008). 8. Point of view This shot is similar to eye line match as in we see where they are lookinghowever with P.O.V we are seeing this through the characters eyes. 9. Aerial shot This is shot from a helicopter and we see this from overhead. today we can dothis digitally using miniatures 10. High angle shot This is when the camera is placed above eye level of the character andtherefore presents us looking down at the subject. 11. Low angle shot This is similar to a high angle shot however the camera is below the subjectseye level and therefore presents us looking up at the subject. 12. Tracking shot A tracking, or trucking, shot is one in which a camera is mounted on somekind of conveyance (car, ship, airplane, etc.) and films while moving throughspace. Tracking refers to the practice in studio filmmaking of filming from awagon set on specially placed lengths of railroad tracks. 13. Eye line match This is a type of continuity editing where there is a cut between the characterand an object they are looking at which gives an illusion. 14. 180 degree rule This camera shot is when the camera is at an angle where it stays at one axisthe entire action. This keeps characters grounded on a particular frame orscene as well as keeping them looking at one another when one character ison screen at a time. The technique allows for a wider on look of the unseen. Itis referred to as a rule because the camera, when shooting two actors, mustnot cross over the axis of action; if it does, it risks giving the impression thatthe actors' positions in the scene have been reversed.