The Different Shots of the Camera
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The Different Shots of the Camera

There are different shots according to the position in the screen; these are the Master shot, the Establishing shot, the Point-of View (POV) shot, the Reaction shot and the Over-the-Shoulder shot.The Master shot is the shot that covers the entire scene where the action happens. This shot establishes the relations between the characters in the scene. The Establishing shot is a shot that shows or establishes the geography of the place.The Point-of-View (POV) shot is the shot of the camera that shows the way how the character see. In this shot, the camera serves as the eye of he character. The Reaction shot shows the reaction of the character to someone or to something in the previous shot.

The camera shots are important elements in film. There are different shots of the camera and these are categorize according to the size of the shot, according to the position in the screen, according to the camera movement and according to the camera angle.

There are different shots according to the size of the image that will appear in the screen; these are the close-up shot, the extreme close-up shot, the medium shot, the full shot and the long shot.

The Close-Up shot, frames the character from the shoulder up to the head. The Extreme Close-Up shot focus the shot on some parts of the character's face; this is also called as an insert shot when use in shooting an object. The Medium shot is the shot that shows the character's upper body, usually from the character's head to his or her torso. The Full shot shows the character's whole body and the Long shot is the shot that is similar to the full shot, the difference is that this shot covers a wider area of shot.

There are different shots according to the position in the screen; these are the Master shot, the Establishing shot, the Point-of View (POV) shot, the Reaction shot and the Over-the-Shoulder shot.The Master shot is the shot that covers the entire scene where the action happens. This shot establishes the relations between the characters in the scene. The Establishing shot is a shot that shows or establishes the geography of the place.The Point-of-View (POV) shot is the shot of the camera that shows the way how the character see. In this shot, the camera serves as the eye of he character. The Reaction shot shows the reaction of the character to someone or to something in the previous shot. The Over-the-Shoulder shot shows a part of the shoulder of the character talking to another character. This shot is usually made to facilitate conversation between two characters in a scene.

There are different shots according to the camera movement; these are the traveling shot, the panning shot and the tilting shot.The Traveling shot is a shot that is taken as the camera moves together with the action in a particular scene. The Panning shot is taken by moving the camera horizontally either from the left to right or from right to left, from a fixed axis. The Tilting shot is taken by moving the camera vertically or in up or down movement with the camera from a fixed axis.

There are different shots according to the camera angle; these are the high-angle shot, the low-angle shot, the bird's eye view shot, the worm's eye view shot and the canted shot. The High-Angle shot is a shot that is taken from the place above the subject to be shot. The camera in this shot is directed downward. The Low-Angle shot is a shot that is taken from beneath the eye level. The camera in this shot is directed upward. The Bird's Eye View shot is a shot that is taken from an elevated point where the camera is directed downward as if the shot looks like the vision of a flying bird. The Worm's Eye View is a shot that is similar to the Low-Angle shot, only is that the camera is set down the floor level, as if the shot looks like the vision of a worm. The Canted shot is a shot that is produced by slanting the camera to add a visual effect to the shot.

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