2 Subject Distance close-up medium shot full shot long shot Subject Distance- distance between the camera and the subject being shotTypes include:close-upmedium shotfull shotlong shotSubject Distance
3 Horizontal Camera Position Rear angle- camera behind the subjectFront Angle- camera faces the subjectProfile shot- camera about 90º off center3/4Front Angle- camera 45 degrees off subject
4 Vertical Camera Angle Position HIGH- camera is positioned above the actorNEUTRAL- camera is positioned about eye level of the actorLOW- camera is positioned below the actor
5 Establishing ShotUsed to introduce the audience to the characters and general scene attributes suchas location, time of day, etc.This scene shows the actor boarding an airplane- thereby establishing the location for future scenes.
6 Over-the-ShoulderThe example shows an over-the-shoulder shot. Shoulder shots help to create depth by including one subject in the foreground and another in the background.
7 Cutaway ShotA cutaway shot is used to show something not in the main camera shot. It is regularly used to show a subject from the actors point of view.In this clip, the shot is cutaway to see the object (a laptop) that the actor is viewing.
8 Insert or “Cut-in” Shot Similar to a cutaway shot. Used to show close detail.In this clip, the camera cuts-in to a close-up of the object the actor is reaching towards.
9 Point of ViewUsed to show the viewers what the actor is seeing. In the clip the point of view of Yao Ming is shown as he admires the computer in the lap of Verne Troyer.
11 Rule of ThirdsThe Rule of Thirds is useful in a wide range of subjects from photography to publishing and layout design. Imagine the screen divided into a series of grids as shown on the left. Try to have important aspects of any composition line up in the grid.The green spot should be your main focal point during a single shot. Try not to “center” the subject.
13 Storyboards consist of… A PictureA Description- for the camera operatorSceneType of Shot/AngleWhat is going on in the PictureAudio- for the actorsDialogueMusicSound Effects
14 Description/VideoCU of an upset woman in front of her computer. Zooms out to MSAudio“Oh no, not again…why can’t thisComputer work? I always have to get someone to fix it but it takes forever and my proposal is due this afternoon!”
16 Pre-productionStoryboards (SB) must be completed and approved before filming.You must carry your storyboard and ID with you at all times while filming.SB should have the names of the people in your video- do not include people “walking the halls”.You may not enter academic hallways, SNGC, or parking lots- only the commons, vocational hall, and back practice field area.