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Film Techniques

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High angle shot
Shot from above to suggest vulnerability and weakness
Low angle shot
Shot from below to suggest power or dominance
Long shot
Shot from afar to establish landscape or scene
Mid shot
Mid-range shot that shows upper torso and face of subject
Torso
upper part of the body between the head and the waist
Close-Up
Close shot showing facial expression and emotions of the characters
Music
Music and sound used in film to set the mood or invoke a feeling
Costuming
Clothes and costumes worn by the characters
Make-Up
Make-up, hair colouring and hairdo, facial marks such as cuts , sores, freckles, scars
Special effects
Any computer generated or special effects in the film
Free movement
When the camera moves as the person would to capture their line of vision or perspective
Tilt
When the camera tilts vertically through 90°
Bird's-Eye-View
Shot from above
Establish shot
Shot to establish the setting and time period (usually used at the beginning of the film)
Full shot
A shot where the characters whole body and face can be seen
Muse-en-scene
Everything that goes into creating an effective and authentic scene, including costumes, make-up, props etc)
Extreme close-up
Shot where the focus is on a feature of the face such as eyes, nose, lips.
Montage
Scenes showing snippets or clips in a film that are arranged together to express an idea
Flashback
When the action of the movie refers to a period before the time of that scene
Tracking shot
A camera shot that tracks or follows the subject in the frame
Dolly shot
The camera is on tracks and follows the action in the film