Film Terminology. A basic overview of the language of the cinema. Literal translation: “staging” What appears in front of the camera: set design, lighting, character movement and placement, etc. Mise -en-scene often has a part in developing the mood and tone of a scene.
A basic overview of the language of the cinema.
Placement of Shots:
High-angle shot – the camera above the action; can imply the observor’s superiority to the subject being filmed
Low-angle shot – the camera below the action; can imply a feeling of helplessness in the presence of something superior
Eye-level shot – the camera’s at eye level; an attitude of neutrality
Dutch-angle shot – camera is tilted so that’s the frame is not level; an impression of imbalance
Bird’s-Eye-View shot – shot taken from a very high point; implies the observer’s omniscience