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Shot from far out that estatblishes a location, usually within which exist the subjects being filmed
Shot that contains a view of the entire subject; if that is a person then that means this will consist of the entire body
Includes half of the subject (upper half) more then just the face
Zooms in on the subject to reveal details of expression, usually facial features
Over the Shoulder?
Used in interviews is designed to reveal the presence of an on looker gazing at a subject, common during conversation
Needs a specific reason to get this close. Too close to show general reactions or emotion except in very dramatic scenes
Angle on action/Cutaway?
Usually of something other than the current action, a different subject or just about anything else
Camera doesn't move the entire scene, is in on fixed location
Show movement or expand on setting. The camera on a fixed stand that gradually moves left/right/up/down. Moves slowly
Cart that travels along the tracks, the camera is mounted on the dolly and records the shot as it moves, very dramatic
When a camera moves away from a passive setting towards ACTION
Camera moves away from an action towards a more passive scene
- Camera shoots a subject from above, positioning the viewer above the subject
- -a sense of power over the viewer
Camera is even with the subject, positioning the viewer as equal
- When the camera takes on the perspective of a subject in the world being created on film
- -perspective shot
Subject is one who is specifically arranged for hte camera and looking at the camera with full knowledge they are being filmed
Is when the person/people being filmed and is aware that it is there however they ignore it. Attentions directed somewhere else
- Subject who is natural infront of the camera DOES NOT KNOW they are bing filmed
- -made awre, naturalism is gone
Careful selection and ordering of images to construct a narrative or message with a specific effect on its audience
Mise en scene?
French for "placing on stage" expression has been used to express the composition of visual elements on film in order to impress a story or image in the viewers mind without necesarily revealing every detail
- Filmmakers ability to assign a specific role to the viewer via selection and editing of various shots
- -voyer, bystander, participant
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