Pre-Production. Video Production Unit. Shot Types.
Video Production Unit
1. Extreme Wide Shot (EWS)2. Very Wide Shot (VWS)3. Wide Show (WS)4. Mid Shot (MS)5. Medium Close Up (MCU)6. Close Up (CU)7. Extreme Close Up (ECU)8. Cutaway (CA)9. Cut-In10. Two-Shot11. Over-the-shoulder Shot (OSS)12. Noddy Shot13. Point-of-view Shot (POV)14. Weather Shot
The view is so far from the subject that they aren’t even visible. This is used as an establishing shot.
The subject is barely visible, the emphasis is still on placing them in their environment.
The subject takes up the whole frame, but you can still see the surroundings.
Shows some part of the subject in more detail while still giving an impression of the whole subject.
Halfway between a close-up and a mid shot. It puts a greater focus on the subject, without taking away from the surroundings.
A certain feature or part of the subject takes up the whole frame.
Comes in close to show extreme detail.
A shot of something other than the current action.
Shows some part of the subject in detail.
Looking from behind a person at the subject.
A comfortable shot of two people framed similarly to a mid shot.
Usually refers to a shot of the interviewer listening and reacting to the subject, can also be used in drama and other situations.
Shows a view from the subject’s perspective.
The subject is the weather, usually the sky. Can be used for other purposes.