2 What are we trying to accomplish today? Objective: Gain a better understanding of different camera shots and angles and their uses in film.Essential Question: Why would it be important to know different camera angles when we are filming a video or movie?
3 Extreme Wide Shot/ Establishing Shot Give us the big pictureShows location or settingIf people are in the shot, they are usually very small
4 Establishes characters in their world Long Shot/ Far ShotEstablishes characters in their worldUsed when we need to see what characters are doing in their environment
5 Full body shot of the character There is some space above and below the character. No part of the body is cropped off.Shot is used to show the character and what they are doing… less about the environment.Full Shot
6 All of these shots could be considered “wide shots”All of these shots are consistently at a wide angle and show much of the environment
7 Medium Shot Usually Shows the characters from the waist up Gives a nice view of the character without being TOO closeStill plenty of room for characters to move and gestureMedium Shot
8 Variations of the Medium Shot cut the characters off at the knees
9 Close Up ShotUsually a full head shot- sometimes part of the head is cropped offVery intimate- tells us how a character is feeling or what they are thinkingTells us the important things we need to know to understand the story
10 Variations of this shot also cut off around the ribs
11 Extreme CloseUp Sometimes used for an extremely dramatic moment Can be used to convey really important informationUsually covers the majority of the frame- not much backgroundCan be used to focus on emotion
14 Camera is level to the ground and parallel to the subject Straight OnCamera is level to the ground and parallel to the subject
15 Camera points up at the subject Up Shot/ Low AngleCamera points up at the subjectPlaces the viewer below psychologically
16 Down Shot/ High Angle The Camera is angled down towards the subject Places the viewer above psychologically
17 Extreme version of a Down Shot Camera points almost completely down Bird’s Eye ViewExtreme version of a Down ShotCamera points almost completely down
18 Worm’s Eye View Extreme version of the up shot or low angle Camera points almost entirely up
19 Over The ShoulderMost widely used method of shooting a conversation sceneShows good facial expression as characters are conversing, as well as show different character vantage points.Can show close-up or far away
26 Usually the camera is sitting on the ground Low AngleUsually the camera is sitting on the ground
27 Allows the audience to put themselves in the character’s shoes Point of ViewAllows the audience to put themselves in the character’s shoes
28 Rack FocusShifts the focus from the foreground to the background (or vice versa)Helps the audience shift their focus from one subject to another
29 Shots with layers of subjects and details help create depth in a scene, drawing the audience’s eye. Do you think the layers in a shot make things more or less interesting? Why or why not?
30 Horizon lines will either be above or below the subject Rule of ThirdsIf your subject is dead center, your shot will look mechanical or overdoneThink of it like a tic- tac-toe board. Your subject should be in a spot that intersects, rather than in the middle of the squareHorizon lines will either be above or below the subjectNotice that the plane (which is the subject) is more to the right rather than being centered.
32 The Rule of the Triangle This technique has been used for hundreds of years by artistsThe triangle draws the audience’s eye- keeps the eye moving.Really good to use when trying to put focus on a particular characterAlso great to use when trying to show multiple characters in conversation
33 When putting together a film, it is important to know that every shot that you create should hold some sort of purpose.Why?
34 Let’s Take a Look at What the Importance May be in Some of These Different Screen Shots