Camera shots 1
Mid-shot: - cuts out unwanted background/people
Closeup: A closeup of a person/object, does not have to be a human. eg., closeup of a gun- isolates what is important in the picture
Flashing arrow: Such as a gun, imagine Phil Mitchel at his desk, opens the drawer and reveals a gun. If a person gets shot next episode, we will remember the gun
Extreme closeup: May focus on an individual feature of a persons body, such as in cowboy/western films- an extreme of closeup of the sweat trickling down the cowboy's brow.
Could also be used on a nature channel, extreme closeup of a bug... mating with another bug... eating another bug....
Camera shots 2
Overshoulder: A shot taken over the shoulder- often used when two characters are having discussion. Sometimes used to make the audience biased towards a character. Perhaps in an argument, looking over the shoulder of the protagonist- makes them more relatable.
POV (subjective shot): Used when camera takes on view of a camera, camera almost becomes a character. Eg, the Peepshow.
Eye level shot: Most tv programs are eyelevel-
This is an important concept
The camera should be set at the eye level of the talent, not at height most comfortable for the camera operator
Eye level of person filming
Camera shots 3
High angle – held high – looks down on to the talent
Makes them appear smaller- weak etc
Could show aggression and violence
Could be looking at little baby
Low angle, from low- looks up
Within context - could suggest the talent is powerful
Cantered angle- held at an angle
The camera leans to one side to the viewerand the talent at an angle
Implies feeling sick or queezy- could be used to show talent is drunk
Camera shots 4
Two shot – three
Two people talking to animals grazing
Sharing secrets whispering
Does not zoom in zoom out