Friday, 8 April 2011


These two clips demonstrate the progression over the period in terms of sound, and the different camera angles and shots we used. 
As viewed on the clip above, we had no idea how import a sound track to the clip, nor did we know how to add titles or shoot the correct angles.

In clip 1, we view a very basic demonstration of  two over the shoulder shots and a tilt of both characters, its hand held and not very steady however, in clip two it looks perfect, its also a hand held and tilt of the mask but its presented in a more professional manner.


Extreme Wide Shot
EWS (Extreme Wide Shot)

The view is so far from the subject that he isn't even visible. Often used as an establishing shot.
Very Wide Shot
VWS (Very Wide Shot)

The subject is visible (barely), but the emphasis is still on placing him in his environment.
Wide Shot
WS (Wide Shot)

The subject takes up the full frame, or at least as much as comfortably possible.
AKA: long shotfull shot.
Mid Shot
MS (Mid Shot)

Shows some part of the subject in more detail while still giving an impression of the whole subject.
Medium Close Up
MCU (Medium Close Up)

Half way between a MS and a CU.
Close Up
CU (Close Up)

A certain feature or part of the subject takes up the whole frame.
Extreme Close Up
ECU (Extreme Close Up)

The ECU gets right in and shows extreme detail.
Variation: Choker

Shows some (other) part of the subject in detail.
CA (Cutaway)

A shot of something other than the subject.

A shot of two people, framed similarly to a mid shot.
over-the-shoulder shot
(OSS) Over-the-Shoulder Shot

Looking from behind a person at the subject.
Noddy Shot

Usually refers to a shot of the interviewer listening and reacting to the subject.
point of view (POV)
Point-of-View Shot (POV)

Shows a view from the subject's perspective.


A less-common term for tracking or trucking.
The camera is mounted on a cart which travels along tracks for a very smooth movement. Also known as a tracking shot or trucking shot.
A technique in which the camera moves closer or further from the subject while simultaneously adjusting the zoom angle to keep the subject the same size in the frame.
The camera physically follows the subject at a more or less constant distance.
Horizontal movement, left and right.
Moving the camera position vertically with respect to the subject.
Vertical movement of the camera angle, i.e. pointing the camera up and down (as opposed to moving the whole camera up and down).
Roughly synonymous with the dolly shot, but often defined more specifically as movement which stays a constant distance from the action, especially side-to-side movement.
Another term for tracking or dollying.
Technically this isn't a camera move, but a change in the lens focal length with gives the illusion of moving the camera closer or further away.

These were attributes that i have saved from the moment we began learning about camera movements and shots, they helped me a lot develop my skills and also to the group and aniza who was the person in charge of the camera.  

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