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1. Camera Shots IN HORROR FILMS 2. 1. High Angle Shot Used to present vulnerability of a character Shows their powerlessness Similarly relates to a bird eye view shot Audience see the perspective of the killer/predator 3. 2. Low Angle Emphasises on how strong, dominant, scary and intimidating the villain is. Could also possible make the audience feel insignificant as well as weak. Gives a clear idea about who has more power in that moment of the storyline. 4. 3. Titled Angles Adds dramatic tension to the shots Could imitate a supernatural being pushing/moving the camera Intrigues the audience and entices them as it presents a different way the shots are seen in Good for also presenting victims perspectives and what you see, they see. 5. 4. Hand-held Camera Shot Often used in horror-thriller films Adds a sense of realism Makes the audience feel more involved Imitation of you actually being there with the hand held camera shots Works closely with static, night vision shots etc. 6. 5. Point of view shot Taken from the point of view of the character Popular in horror films as the audience becomes emotionally attached and more scared For example a monster could be running towards you and the scene you would see would be as if you were running away trying to dodge obstacles in the way 7. 6. Over the Shoulder Shot Used to create tension Extremely common in horror films and thrillers Used around mirrors and reflections as well Shows the audience whats happening the same time the character finds out Generally used to show a figure standing behind a victim 8. 7. Close Up Shots Used to present the characters emotions through the actor/actresses. Used to capture detail in the scene. The facial expressions indicate whether what they face is good or bad. E.g. if something bad was to occur in the movie, the facial expression would tend to be with a frightened look. 9. 8. Extreme/Long Shot Used to establish locations/settings etc. Gives the perspective of deserted town or city The location tends to give the idea of the type of horror story (though some do go against the normal conventions) 10. 9. Zoom Adds elements of suspense and fear Adds dramatic effect Could be to zoom into see something you normally wouldn't have spotted like a super natural being Fear; as you dont know what you are going to see next 11. 10. Tracking/Panning Shots Connotes movement Resembles a character being followed/watched/stalked. Full view can be seen therefore establishes the scene Builds tension Suspense; as you are unaware of what you will be shown next


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