Camera view, angle, movement, shot


Camera view, angle, movement, shot

It refers to the terminology that list categories of techniques used in motion pictures.
  • Aerial shot covers view large landscapes and it is also done with a camera attached to a special helicopter.
  • American shot is a medium-long shot that allows that complex dialogue scenes as group of characters arranged so that all are visible to the camera and needs to be played out without changes in the located of the camera.
  • Bird's eye shot is used to emphasize the insignificance of the subjects making appeared shorts and squat or also this sort shot give an overall establishing shot of a scene. It is very useful in sports and documentaries.
  • Close up
  • Crane shot results a common way of ending a movie when these kinds of shots are taken by a camera on a crane, actually they are even more miniaturized and with a low cost.
  • Dolly zoom is used in filmmaking and television production to represent the sensation of vertigo. It is also named as Hitchcock zoom or the Vertigo effect.
  • Dutch angle
  • Establishing shot
  • Evangelion shot derives from the popular anime "Neon Genesis Evangelion", it starts with an extreme close-up and zooms out abruptly, emphasizing the speed and size of the object.
  • Follow shot is when the camera follows the action of a subject from a fixed location through zoom lenses, panning, tracking devices and the use of a crane.
  • Forced perspective manipulates the human visual perception employing optical illusions to make an object closer, larger or smaller than it actually is.
  • Freeze frame shot is used to enhance a particular scene, when one shot is printed in a single frame several times.
  • High-angle shot
  • Long shot
  • Low-angle shot
  • Master shot is considered as an extremely important element of film production because it records an entire dramatized scene from start to finish keeps all the players in view.
  • Medium shot
  • Pan shot implies the horizontal scanning of a scene, to direct the attention from one side to another and also follow the action or movement.
  • Point of view shot is to create identification between audience and characters in the film and the POV usually begins with a character looking off screen.
  • Reaction shot shows a reaction of a character over a main scene and guide the reactions of the audience, especially in comedy films.
  • Sequence shot is got with a long take and a special camera movement and it is composed of one shot with no editing.
  • Shot runs for a continuous period of time with any duration and for a strip of motion picture film. They are generally filmed with a single camera.
  • Shot reverse shot allows to the audience assuming that characters are look at each other since they are shown facing in opposite directions.
  • SnorriCam provides an unusual sense of vertigo in the viewer, because is a camera device rigged to the body of the actor. Also known as bodycam, chestcam or bodymount camera.
  • Tracking shot uses a camera dolly and is also known as dolly shot or trucking shot. It comprises smooth movements forward, backward along the subject.
  • Trunk shot is a camera angle popularized by Tarantino, when he put the camera inside the trunk of a car, obtaining a free range of movement without risk of the camera or the operator.
  • Two Shot encompasses two people in the frame, not necessarily next to each other but this type shot show the emotional reactions between the characters without getting distracted by their surroundings.
  • Whip pan is commonly used as a transition between shots to indicate the passage time or a frenetic pace action. It is a type of pan often seen in 1970s martial art movies.
Establishing shot
 Establishing shot
An establishing shot show to the audience where the action is taking place and is commonly the first shot of a new scene.