Establishing Shot: a generally long shot of the exterior of a building or of a landscape, used at the beginning of a sequence in order to establish a general impression of the scene to follow, rather than give specific information.
Long Shot: a shot that shows the entire human body, with the head near the top of the frame and the feet near the bottom. While the focus is on characters, plenty of background detail still emerges.
Works CitedLacey young & Trevor Thacker-Beach Wilson, Karina. "Camera Angles." Mediaknowall. Web. 06 Sept. 2013.
Medium and Medium Long Shots By Sam Menath & Sam Krahling
Medium Shot • It is a waist up shot of a character • Good for when a character is speaking • Can show facial and body gestures • Also shows a good surrounding of the backround
Medium Long Shot • Similar to a Medium Shot, but with more emphasis on the background of the scene • The scenery gives more impact and meaning to the character
Citations • "Shot Sizes." Elements of Cinema. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Sept. 2013. • "Shot Types." Camera Shots. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Sept. 2013.
IB Film: Close Up Shots Joseph DeMatteo & Victoria Snitsar
The Close-Up A close-up (CU) is the most desirable to catch changing facial expressions, which are important to following a conversation. This shot is used to create intimacy or to show emotional responses from characters by abstracting them from a context. A CU can also be used to focus on an object as a way of highlighting the importance of that object in the story.
The Medium Close-Up A medium close-up (MCU) is a shot cropped between the shoulders and the belt line. Also called a bust shot. The MCU is an in-between shot that is can be used for intense dialogue.
Works Cited Chandler, Daniel. "The 'Grammar' of Television and Film." The Grammar of TV and Film. Aberystwyth University, 1994. Web. 06 Sept. 2013. "Shootingbasics." Shootingbasics. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Sept. 2013. "Shot Types." Camera Shots. Wavelength Media, n.d. Web. 06 Sept. 2013.
The extreme close-up (ECU) By Emma Juntunen and Aaron Jin
Purpose • Also named as XCU or ECU • Smaller details that might have been missed • Too close to show emotions or reactions
Extra • Used to highlight an important fact or create suspense. Impactful • May just show the eyes of an individual • Telephoto lens used to capture detail • More expensive
Works Cited "Extreme Close Up (ECU, XCU)." ECU. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Sept. 2013. "Shot Sizes." Elements of Cinema. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Sept. 2013.