Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Camera Angles

Close Up
  • In the close up shot, a certain feature or part of the subject takes up most of the frame.
  • Close-ups are useful for showing detail and can also be used as a cut-in.
Extreme Close Up
  • The ECU gets right in and shows extreme detail.
  •  It is too close to show general reactions or emotion except in very dramatic scenes.
High Angle
  •  A high angle shot is usually when the camera angle is located above the eye line.
  • High angle shots also make the figure or object seem vulnerable or powerless. They are also usually used in film to make the moment more dramatic or if there is someone at a high level that the character below is talking to.
Mid Angle

  • The mid shot shows some part of the subject in more detail, whilst still showing enough for the audience to feel as if they were looking at the whole subject.
  • The shot is appropriate when the subject is speaking without too much emotion or intense concentration. It also works well when the intent is to deliver information, which is why it is frequently used by television news presenters.
Low Angle
  • A low angle shot, is a shot from a camera angle positioned low on the vertical axis, anywhere below the eye line, looking up.
  • The shot is used to make an object or person seem bigger/taller. Often used to make things more dominant and create a more intimidating feel.
Tracking Shot
  • The term tracking shot may refer to a shot in which the camera is mounted on a camera dolly, a wheeled platform that is pushed on rails while the picture is being taken.
  • The camera could follow a subject within the frame, such as a moving actor or a moving vehicle.
Pan Shot
  • Panning refers to the rotation in a horizontal plane of a still camera or video camera.
  • Usually used to show a moving thing or show the whole environment/place in one so that the viewer gets a feel of what its like.

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