What are the camera shots and angles?
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A camera shot is the amount of space that is seen in one shot or frame. Camera shots are used to demonstrate different aspects of a film's setting, characters and themes. As a result, camera shots are very important in shaping meaning in a film. Reviewing the examples on the right hand side of this page should make the different camera shots clearer.
This is a very close shot showing the detail of an object or the physical features of a person. The main purpose to make the viewer aware of some specific detail in the film. It can be used to heighten tension.
This is a face shot taken from the mid-forehead to above the chin, the main use of this method is to show the close detail of the character's eyes and mouth. It can be used to heighten tension.
This is full head height and the head takes up the entire screen. It contains little or no background. This shows the detail of the character's face.
This shows the upper half of the body. The shot is taken from the above the head to lower chest. It is good for conversation between two characters.
This shows half of the body. The shot is taken from above the head to just below the waist.This allows you to get to know the character more closely by viewing their facial expressions and body language.
Medium Long Shot
This shows the whole person as well as some of the background. Places the person on context.
This shows the whole person and other characters, but the background dominates the shot.This allows the viewer to understand the relationship between the characters and their environment.
Extra Long Shot
This shows the landscape of the film or a barely visible character in the distance of a background.
1. What did I learn?
I have learned about camera shots that are used in movie industries, and how effective they could be.
2. What is something that I did during this project that I will remember for the rest of your life?
I will always pay attention more the camera shots in the movies
3. What was the most challenging part of this project for me?
Writing an essay was the hardest part in the project for me.
4. In what area do I feel that I have made my biggest improvements?