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Franky Gray. Camera angle, movements and their effects and meanings. ‘Movement adds excitement’ Tilt: Moving the camera from up to down. Doing this can show you how tall a person or a building in and it can also be used to introduce the character or building. Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jYXX48Oz7s Handheld: This is done without and tripod and is used to make the viewer see from the eyes of the actor and so it can follow everything they do. Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTqNuW_dNOU Dolly: ‘Type of tracking shot.’ This is done with a set of wheels that the tripod attaches to. it is used to follow the action, show pace and so the camera can follow everything while still being steady. Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4xPWo1JJ_A&NR=1&feature=fvwp Crane: Show height. Done with a crane. It shows more of what is happening around the actor and shows more detail of the scene. Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLFRzVfsBlk Zoom and reverse zoom: ‘lens movement’ Zoom toward and away from the charater. Used to zoom in on the face to show emotion. To show detail and to bring attention to the shot. Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr0XOpqmKsc Steady Cam: Used for tracking shots. Moves in a straight line. This shot is used for anything a human does. Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sr-vxVaY_M Pan: Like a tilt, but from right to left. Like a panoramic and it is used to show more scenery. Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhTEe5vjN3Q Crab: Side on tracking shot. This is used to move with something. Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcQIYjQkQhg Vertigo shot/Dolly zoom: To show bitter realization. Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h9ZzYhvSyE&feature=related Another example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAhGM2Fyl8Q&feature=related Tracking shot: Any shot that follows movement. Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eOCajj3fY4


Whip Pan: Faster pan, transport from one place to another. Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEHkikVPWrk Establishing: Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ONNG2GGlU4 Extreme long shot: Example:

Over head (birds eye view) Example:

Under shot (worms eye view) Example:


Low angle: From low down looking up. Making everything look bigger, more powerful and stronger.

High angle: From high up looking down. Making everything look timit and weaker and to show distance.

Canted angle (Dutch angle): The shot is slightly tilted. It is used when the villain of the film is on the screen, it represent bad.

Shot Types  

Different shot types used within film.

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