Media Terminology & Theory

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This term relates to the contrast between the aspects of the scene which are sharp and in focus and those which aren't. This is especially important for foregrounding and back-grounding particular people or elements of the scene.
Deep focus
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The gaze of the audience as mediated through the camera. This is another important point for representation: our view of the action is seen as through the eyes of another.
Point of view
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Adjusting the focus without breaking the cut; this draws the viewer's attention from one aspect of the frame to another.
Focus pull
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A shot which establishes the location of the action.
Establishing shot
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A shot which shows 2 people in the frame - shows the proximity of one character to the next. this is significant when considering their relationship and possible issues of representation.
Two shot
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The gaze of the audience as mediated through the camera. This is another important point for representation: our view of the action is seen as through the eyes of another.

Back

Point of view

Card 3

Front

Adjusting the focus without breaking the cut; this draws the viewer's attention from one aspect of the frame to another.

Back

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Card 4

Front

A shot which establishes the location of the action.

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

A shot which shows 2 people in the frame - shows the proximity of one character to the next. this is significant when considering their relationship and possible issues of representation.

Back

Preview of the front of card 5

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