by Milos Itic on January 28, 2011
Close-up shot is closely frames a person or an object. Close-ups shows us detail of a face or detail of an object. Close-ups are used in many ways and for many reasons. In the closeup shot, a certain feature or part of the subject takes up most of the frame. A close up of a person usually means a close up of their face.
A close-up of a person emphasizes their emotional state. There are various degrees of close-up depending on how tight (zoomed in) the shot is. The terminology varies between countries and even different companies, but in general these are:
Close Up: (“CU”): A certain feature, such as someone’s head, takes up the whole frame.