Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Camera Shots

Below are 12 different examples of camera angles that are used in Television programmes and films. All of the film genres vary and many films have been used twice or more because there is more than one example in the clip.

The Two Shot

This is an example of a two shot. This is when two people are in the one scene at once. The scene when this camera angle takes place is between 0:40-0:46. The camera shot also represents the relationship between the two characters.

The Long Shot

In this clip between the times off 0:00-0:20 you can see the characters head to toe. This is called a long shot. This gives the audience an insight to whole characters profile.

Tilt Shot

Also in this clip above you can see a tilt shot. This can be seen between the times of 1:35-1:44. A tilt shot is when the camera moves upwards and/or downwards to create height or power. It can also be used to signify an object that you need to think about. In this section you can see a man looking at what appears to be some legs. This makes the scene more intense.

Extreme Close Up
In the clip below many different camera angles can be seen. One in particular is the extreme close up. This can be seen at the time of 0:17-0:19. You can only see it briefly but it is noticeable as all you can see in the frame is her eyes.

Close Up

Also in this clip you can see examples other shots too. This also includes the camera angle; Close Up. You can see the close up angle at 1:44-2-15. This is a scene where two individuals are talking but you can only see above their shoulders. Also there isn't much background too see in the frame and also the attention is completely focused on the people speaking. 

Tracking Shot

At the very start of this scene you can see the use of a tracking shot. This is up until about 20 seconds into the clip. A tracking shot is a camera that is on a dolly and gives the audience a more three dimensional view of the characters rather than just zooming in and out. It also is seen and is good for the introduction of a new scene rather than just being used as an ending.


In the clip of 17 again, zoom is used as well for a few seconds (0:58-1:02 approximately). This is to intensify the scene and is also a good way of getting closer to the character without using a tracking dolly. The cameras focus length is simply adjusted to create an effect of worry/fear in this character.

Arc Shot

An arc shot is when the camera is moved in a full or semi circle to look at a new character or action within the same setting. This again is seen is the cafeteria scene of 17 again at 1:14-1:18. It isn't very long however you can see the impact as it is like looking at 'Stan' in the eyes of the other two characters.

Extreme Long Shot

In this clip of Spiderman swinging you can see the extreme long shot being used. This can be seen throughout the whole clip. What the extreme long shot does is withdraw the features from the whole setting, including the time and location. It is also known as an establishing shot.

Crane Shot

This is a crane shot. A crane shot is when the camera is following the action vertically. In this clip Spiderman is climbing up a wall and the camera follows him as he climbs. This is almost like a birds eye view.

Mid Shot

In this scene below from Guardians of the galaxy, you can see the camera angle clearly as you can only see the people from waist up. It also makes you become more familiar with the characters and it makes it easier to see the facial expressions and bod language.


In this clip from the avengers you can see slight aspects of the panning camera angle. This is when the camera is moved from left to right and gives different points of view. It isn't easy to see the panning but it is there.

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