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Extreme close up(ECU)
A shot taken very close to the subject, closer than would be necessary for a close-up, revealing extreme detail, like a tear dropping from an eye or the dilation of a pupil.
Close up(CU)
A shot taken very close to the subject, or with the subject of the shot very large within the frame, revealing a detail only, i.e. hands, face, etc.
Medium close up(MCU)
A close shot taken, usually from the shoulders up.
Medium shot(MS)
A shot in which a human figure (or other subject) is shot at a medium distance, usually from the waist up.
Long shot(LS)
A camera shot where the main subject appears small among its surroundings.(City skyline for example)
something in the front of the shot
Example:man running
Over the shoulder(OTS)
A shot in which a subject who is facing us is composed using the back of the head and the shoulder of another subject in the extreme foreground as a framing device.
Point of view(POV)
a subjective viewpoint, one that is understood to represent and individual's vision.
one version of a shot.
The place where the actor is standing in the shot so that as the camera angles are changed, the look of the shot does not lose continuity.
The seamlessness of detail from one shot to another within a scene. Continuity refers particularly to the physical elments, rather than to the choices in coverage that result in a lack of seamlessness. Elements of continuity include any actions of the actor, the placement of props, the lightening, the costumes, and so on.
Shot list
The list of intended shots created by the director; a descriptive list of shots in the order in which they will occur for that day. Includes camera positions and footage relating to these shots. The shot list is used to produce a detailed record of the contents of a film, for ease of finding particular footage or scenes.
Pre production
The phase of film production following the secruing of financial backing but preceding shooting. It includes reworking the script, budgeting, casting, hiring crews, location scouting, set construction, organizing schedules, etc.
Post production
The phase of film production that takes place after shooting has been completed. Post-Production involves editing, the addition of titles, the creation of special effects and the final soundtrack.
Story board
A series of sketches(like a cartoon strip) showing potential ways various shots might be filmed.