Technical Codes

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Close Up
To show emotions and engage emotional involvement.
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Extreme Close Up
To restricted positioning or highlight and object.
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Medium Shot
To compare body language and facial expression or generic for newsreaders.
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Long Shot
To give more information for understanding.
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Establishing Shot
For narrative advancement.
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High Angle Shot
To give sense of vulnerability, superior positioning or high production value
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Low Angle Shot
To portray dominance or inferior positioning,
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Fast Paced Editing
To show action and speed
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Slow Paced Editing
To create suspense or narrative enigmas
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Tracking Shot
To involve the audience or give a sense of realism
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Zoom Shot
To convey emotion
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Panning Shot
To show location or create action
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Tilt shot
For mystery
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Layout and design
To show genre, accesibility to indicate audience
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Lighting
To highlight an object or to convey emotions
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Colour
Symbolism and connotations associated with the colour
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Graphics
To show institution and provide connotations,
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Post production techniques
To portray perfection, to persuade
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Dialogue
To give narrative information and establish character relationships.
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Sound effects
To show genre
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Music
To give narrative information or create atmosphere
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Voice over
To give narrative information
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Clothing
To give expectations of character
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Expression
To show emotion
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Gesture
To show emotion
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Iconography
To show genre and give connotations
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Celebrity
To suggest audience
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Hyperbole
To persuade
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Imperative
To show urgency
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Elipsis
To create narrative enigma
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Quotations
To portray realism
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Informal address
To create an exclusive text-audience relationship
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Formal address
To create a trustworthy text-audience relationship
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Direct mode of address
To engage the audience
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Indirect mode of address
Generic for dramas, soaps
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Card 2

Front

To restricted positioning or highlight and object.

Back

Extreme Close Up

Card 3

Front

To compare body language and facial expression or generic for newsreaders.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

To give more information for understanding.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

For narrative advancement.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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