Film_Shots (1)

Film_Shots (1) - GLOSSARY OF FILM SHOTS Boom shot. A shot...

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GLOSSARY OF FILM SHOTS Boom shot. A shot taken from a crane. Close shot. Also known as “CS”. (1) Unlike the far shot, a shot in which the camera is (or thanks to a long lens, appears to be) near the subject. (2) A shot whose field of view is slightly broader than that of the close-up; in terms of the human figure, the head and upper chest might fill the frame. Close-up. A shot whose field is very narrow: in terms of the human figure, a face or hand might fill the frame. Establishing shot. (1) A long shot, early in a movie or scene, that shows where action takes place. (2) Any shot that introduces a location. Extreme close-up . Also known as “ECU”, “tight close-up.” A shot with a very narrow field of view; the camera appears to be extremely close to the subject. In terms of the human figure, an eye or mouth might fill the frame. Extreme long shot. Also known as “ELS.” A shot with a very broad field of view; the camera appears to be extremely far from the subject. A human figure might be less than one tenth the height of the frame. Far shot. Unlike the close shot, a shot in which the camera is or appears to be distant from the subject. Freeze-frame. A sudden cessation of movement created by the continual reprinting of the same frame. Full shot. Also known as “FS.” A medium long shot that offers a relatively complete view of the set and shows the human figure from head to foot. Long shot.
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course FILM 180 taught by Professor Jennings during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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Film_Shots (1) - GLOSSARY OF FILM SHOTS Boom shot. A shot...

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