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long shot
Subject is about 1/16th of screen size. Used to show location.
medium shot
Subject is about 1/4 of screen size. Used to show relationships.
close-up shot
Subject is about 1/2 of screen size. Used to show facial expressions and details.
extreme close-up shot
Subject fills the screen. Use to show eyes and details.
low angle shot
Camera is positioned below the subject. Used to give the subject high status.
high angle shot
Camera is positioned above the subject. Used to give the subject low status.
perspective shot
Camera is at head height. Use to show the experience of a character.
over-the-shoulder shot
Camer is at head height but the shot includes the back of the subject's head. Often used to add tension when the subject is in danger.
pan shot
Camera pivots horizontally. Used to show the scale of a location.
tilt shot
Camera pivots vertically. Use to show the scale of a subject.
wrap shot
Camera orbits the subject. Used to give intense focus on the subject.
zoom shot
Camera moves towards the subject. Used to increase focus on the subject.
pull shot
Camera backs away from the subject. Used to shift the focus from the subject to its surroundings.
crane shot
Camera is mounted on a crane. Used to move from head height to high angle or vice versa.
dolly shot
Camera is mounted on a train track. Use to capture the subject in motion.