Shot sizes

I have learnt many things about shot sizes in the session from the name of shots e.g. close up, extreme close up, mid shot, long shot, extreme long shot etc. But that is not all I also learnt how to frame up all these different shots, which are showed on the sheet of paper that Alan gave us, these sheets were very useful since they had lots of different labelled lines that showed how much to show of whatever you are filming, for example if you were filming a person and you were ask to take a mid shot you would have footage of only half of their body. Different shots can be used to show different bits of dialog or to even build up tension etc, an example of a reverse shot could be to people having a conversation and the camera reverse back and fourth depending on the person that is speaking.  

180 degree rule – basic guideline regarding the on-screen spatial relationship between a character and another character or object within a scene.

Eye line match-t is based on the premise that the audience will want to see what the character on-screen is seeing. The eyeline match begins with a character looking at something off-screen, followed by a cut to the object or person at which he is looking. For example, a man is looking off-screen to his left, and then the film cuts to a television that he is watching.

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One Response to Shot sizes

  1. Good work. You could use images to show examples of each one.

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