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Camera Shots and Angles

Camera Shots and Angles

Using the Cinematography PPT as a reference, complete the activity below.

Match the definitions below with the shots and angles listed in the slideshow.Extreme Wide ShotWide ShotMedium Shot

Close UpExtreme Close UpHigh Angle

Low AngleOver the ShoulderPoint of View

Shot NameWhat is it used for?Example

Low AngleMakes the subject look large and powerful. The camera is below eye level.

Point of ViewShows what a character would see. Draws the audience into the action

High AngleMakes the subject look small and powerless. The camera is above eye level

Over the ShoulderShows no more than half of a subject. In the case of a person, for example, the shot would be from the waist up.

Extreme Close UpShows a small part of the subject. In the case of a person, for example, the shot would be of just an eye or of a smile. Provides a lot of detail.

Extreme Wide ShotEstablishes where the scene is set. Provides a lot of information, but not a lot of detail.

Point of ViewFrames the shot with another person. Makes the audience feel as if they are watching the action.

Wide ShotShows all or most of the subject, leaving room in the shot for some background to be included. This shot allows actors room to move around the frame without the camera having to follow the action

Close UpShows the subject filling most of the shot. Provides a lot of detail, for example, an actors emotions, but does not provide background information.