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Shots and Angles COMM-1067 Information and Communication Technology Miss Baldaro Unit 2. Activity 3, 2011

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Page 1: Shots and Angles

Shots and Angles

COMM-1067Information and Communication


Miss BaldaroUnit 2. Activity 3, 2011

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Rule of Thirds

Within a camera’s

frame, the image is

divided into two equally

spaced horizontal and

vertical lines creating 9

parts. Important

elements should be

placed along these lines.

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Establishing Shot

This shot shows the

subject in the

environment; the viewer

is able to see the full

image of the subject

with ample surrounding.

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Extreme Long Shot

These can be up to ¼

km long and is used to

set the scene. It usually

shows an outside of a

building or a landscape.

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Long Shot

This shot shows the

subject in its entirety

from head to toe. The

head is near the top of

the frame and the feet

near the bottom.

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Medium Shot

This contains the

subject from the waist

or knee level up to the

head, it is mainly used

in dialogue.

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Chest Shot

The setting in the

background is still

visible, the lower frame

line cuts through the

subject leaving just

their chest and head.

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Close Up

These shots are very

intimate shots. They

magnify the subject

and emphasize either

the subject or object

that is deemed


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Extreme Close-Up

These are just a more

extreme version of the

close up which magnifies

the image further, almost

to the point which is

surreal to the human eye.

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Over the Shoulder

This shot shows what the

subject or main person is

looking at or interacting

with. It is usually

followed immediately by

the reverse angle

showing the main person


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Two Shot

This shot show cases

two people in the same

scene and their

interaction with each


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Point of View

This is a first person

shot that shows the

view from the subject’s


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Bird’s Eye View

This shot shows a scene

from directly above. It is

an aerial view looking

down on the scene.

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Eye Level

This shot is positioned

where the subject’s

eyes are directly level

with the camera.

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High Angle Level

The camera in this shot

is elevated above the

subjects head to

emphasize actions.

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Low Angle Level

This shot is very much

the opposite of the high

angle level shot,

showing the action from

an upward perspective

rather than a downward

one on the subject.

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Oblique Shot

This is when the camera

is tilted. It shows an

imbalance and is often

thought to be unstable.