Overall view from a distance that shows the general location of the scene that follows which provides important information and orientation to the viewer.
Camera is focussed on a particular object or person to focus on emotion of the characters.
Movement of the camera from left to right or right to left from a stationary position to show the background, landscape and context.
A shot using hand held cameras in low quality and interviewers can be seen..
A shot which is zoomed into someone's face or an object to draw attention to it.
-A medium shot is a camera shot from a medium distance.
-It shows the person usually from head to waist or object with it's background.
A long shot (sometimes referred to as a full shot or a wide shot) typically shows the entire object or human figure and is usually intended to place it in relation to its surroundings.
-Shoots down at a subject.
-Shows vulnerability and powerlessness of a person or object.
Shows the emotions of the character e.g.- nervous or angry.
-Can take the character from one place to another.
-Shows the actor's state of mind e.g.- pacing up and down shows nervousness.
States the country the character comes from or has been living in for a long time.
Sometimes you cannot predict a person's accent by the way they look.
-Used to translate a film in a foreign language or as dialogues in a silent film.
-When the characters speak the language in an accent that is not easily understood or if there are too many technical terms e.g.- HOUSE MD.
Mise En Scene
The part of the cinematic process that takes place on the set to create the mood of the film i.e.- Direction and composition of shots and placement of cameras.