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How to use your equipment! You should always consider the purpose of a shot before you start to set it up.

How to set up a tripod • Spread the tripod's legs, and adjust the spreaders. Release the tensioners on the legs, and extend the legs to the desired height. • If you are working in high winds, you can anchor the tripod by placing sandbags etc. against the legs or on the spreaders. • Many tripods have mid-level spreaders, positioned halfway up the tripod legs. These can be easier to work with on uneven surfaces. • If the spreaders are hindering your set-

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Different Camera Shots There are 16 different camera shots and they are: • Extreme wide shot • Very wide shot • Wide shot • Mid shot • Medium close up • Close up • Extreme close up • Cut in • Cutaway • Two-shot • Over-the-shoulder-shot • Noddy shot • Point of view shot • Weather shot • Extreme long shot • Long shot 180-Degree Rule

The 180-degree rule is a basic guideline regarding the on scene spatial relationship between a character and another character or object within the scene. An imaginary line called the axis connects the characters and by keeping the character on one side of the axis for every shot in the scene.

Different Camera Angles There are 5 different camera angles and they are: • Birds eye view • High angle • Eye level • Low angle • Oblique/

Different Camera Movements

There are 7 different camera movements, which are: • Pans • Tilts • Dolly shot • Hand-held shot • Crane shot • Zoom lenses • The aerial shot

Rule of Thirds The rule of thirds is a concept in a film production in which the frame is divided into nine imaginary sections. This creates reference points that act as guides for framing the image. There is an image on the bottom right of my page.


Camera Guide