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vocab for film class

Master Shot

covers a scene from beginning to end, usually wide shot

Wide Shot

shows entire or most of the scene, establishes a sense of location, good for showing action

Medium Shot

Head to stomach or waste, good for conversations

Close Up

frames head and shoulders, shows emotion, reaction


close up of a very specific location, drops in middle of action (aka: cut away)

Two Shot

two people in a shot, usually conversation

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