#Shots and Angles


Extreme close up: Emphasizes a portion of the face, a small detail.

Close up : Close-up (often of a face). Draws attention to detail, especially facial reaction.

Medium close up: Figure framed from the chest up.

Medium shot : Figure framed from the waist up.

Extreme long shot : Also known as ‘establishing shot’. Indicates the environment and places the human figure in a setting.



Low angle shot : Camera positioned low, looking up. Emphasizes the size of the object in frame.

High angle shot : Camera positioned high, looking down. Emphasizes the vulnerability of the object or person in focus.

Point of view shot : A shot from the perspective of a character i.e.; seeing it through their eyes.


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