Monday, 14 March 2011

Types of camera shots

There is a convention in the video, film and television industries which assigns names and guidelines to common types of shots, framing and picture composition. 

Below are several type of shots we will be using in our video.

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

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

MS (Mid Shot)
Shows some part of the subject in more detail while still giving an impression of the whole subject.

(OSS) Over-the-Shoulder Shot
Looking from behind a person at the subject.

A shot of two people, framed similarly to a mid shot.

Point-of-View Shot (POV)
Shows a view from the subject's perspective.

LS (Long Shot)
The subject takes up the full frame, or at least as much as comfortably possible.

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