Camera Shots and Angles

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Shots and angles definitions and why they are used in films

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Establishing shot; normally the first shot used to show the audience location of where the action is taking place

Extreme long shot; a view from a greater distance, used also for scene setting

Long shot; shot of the full body of the character/s, this put focus on the main character/s while plenty of detail in the background shown

Medium shot; a shot from the waist upwards, halfway between a mid-shot and close-up, used to show some detail of action

Close up; showsvery little background but concentrates on the character/s face, everything else blurs. Shows the expressions of the character/s

Over the shoulder shot; shows the character from behind another characters shoulder, get to see from their perspective

Extreme close-up; extremeversion of a close, usually eyes or mouth no detailed background, used for dramatic effect

https://noteblogbymrdjblue.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/vlcsnap-2013-05-13-08h01m20s65.pngCowboy shot; a shot from the mid-thigh up, used in western films, to capture main character with detailed background

http://whatculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/GTBATUClint-610x472.jpgNeutral shot; camera place to look as if the audience is observing the scene going on, used to for audience to feel involved

Low angle; camera placed low at a vertical axis, used to show the character look strong and powerful.

https://theregularmoviegoer.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/mark-wahlberg-low-angle.jpghttp://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/Hobbit-Bilbo-in-Rivendell-entranced-high-angle-small.jpgDutch tilt; camera is placed at an angle so vertical lines are at an angle, used to show uneasiness or tension during a scene

http://creativeregie-leblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/tilted-horizon_amazing_spider-man_3.jpgBirds eye view; a general view of the place from above, makes the character short, used to get an overall establishing shot of the scene

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/05/30/article-2152153-135E3837000005DC-793_634x338.jpgHigh angle; where the camera is looking down onto the character, used to make the character look weak and vulnerable