Establishes the scene
Often establishes character. Includes the full character and setting.
Character from the waist up
Shows characters emotion.
Extreme Close-up (ECU)
Brings audience attention to something specific.
Establishes setting as well as subject matter. Setting is wide.
Point of View Shot (P.O.V)
Where the audience can see what the character sees
Over the Shoulder Shot (O.S.S)
The camera shows a character over the shoulder of another character.
Bird's Eye View
A shot taken directly over the subject.
Worm's Eye View
A shot looking directly up at the subject.
When a shot is obscurly angled for effect.
Where the shot is looking up at a subject, often to show power.
When the camera is looking down on the subject.
The Continuity System
Match on Action
180 Degree Rule
Shot Reverse Shot