Camera framing + meaning

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  • framing - meaning
    • distance from camera + object provides diff info about scene
    • extreme close up
      • magnifies detain. conveys mystery / tension (e.g wide eyes) or adds emotional charge (e.g licking lips)
    • close up
      • shows facial expression + emotional response or important prop detail
    • medium close up
      • shows body lang. of head + shoulders
    • medium long shot
      • shows more of body to indicate gestures, body lang, details of physical appearance
    • long shot
      • gves overview of scene. provides content for subject + detail characters may not see from their viewpoint
    • extreme long shot
      • wide view of scene. subjects hardly visible. gives sense of scale or = establishing shot of scene to come


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