Today Thea and I were working on our SFX assignment 1, we discussed about potential shots that could be used for filming. These included:
Sets the scene, typically an aerial view of a town/city and commonly found in the introduction to a show.
Example: The Shining
‘Over the Shoulder Shot’
Commonly seen when 2 characters interact, a shot is filmed over one’s shoulder hence the name.
Example: Coronation Street and EastEnders
The camera focuses on the character, from the torso upwards.
Example: Pulp Fiction
‘Extreme Close up’
Used for dramatic effect such as a reaction, only the face is shown.
Example: The Lion King
‘Point of View’
The camera is positioned as if the world is viewed from the character’s perspective.
Example: The Terminator