Lets review the types of Camera Shots. Who can remember some of the camera shots?. Establishing shot Long shot Medium shot Close-up Extreme Close-up. Establishing shot.
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An establishing shot contains a large amount of landscape. It is often used at the beginning of a scene or a film to establish general location (setting).
A long shot gives the audience more detail about a scene. A long shot may show the audience the building where the action will take place.
A medium shot is taken from the knees/waist up.
From this shot, viewers can see the characters faces more clearly as well as their interaction with other characters. It can also be used during a conversation between two people.
A close-up contains just one character’s face. This enables the audience to understand the actor’s emotions and also allows them to feel empathy for the character.
An extreme close-up contains one part of a character’s face or other object. This technique is quite common in horror films and creates an intense mood.