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16 Cards in this Set

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long shot
a view of a situation or setting from a distance
medium shot
shows a group of people in interaction with each other e.g. a fight scene, with part of their surroundings in the picture
full shot
a view of a figure´s entire body in order to show action and/or a constellation of characters
medium shot
shows a subject down to his or her waist
a full-screen shot of a subject´s face, showing finest nuances of expression
establishing shot
often used at the beginning of a scene to indicate the location or setting, it is usually a long shot taken from a neutral position
point-of-view shot
shows a scene from the perspective of a caracter
over-the-shoulder shot
often used in dialouge scenes, a frontal view of a dialouge partner from the perspective of someone standing behind and slightly to the side of the other partner, so that parts of both can be seen
reverse-angle shot
a shot from the opposite perspective, e.g. after an over-the-shoulder shot
high-angle shot
shows people or objects from above, i.e. higher than eye level
low-angle shot
shows people or objects from below, i.e. lower than eye level
eye-level shot
straight-on shot
views a subject from the level of a persons eyes
panning shot
the camera pans (moves horizontally) from left to right or vice versa across the picture
tilt shot
the camera tilts up (moves upwards) or tilts down (moves downwards) around a horizontal axis
tracking shot
the camera follows along or next to or behind a moving object or person
the stationary camera appears to approach a subject by'zooming in', or to move farther away by 'zooming out'