Shots (Movie shot, Film shot)

by Milos Itic on February 6, 2011

Movie techniques – Shots

ShotsIn film and movie, a Shot is a continuous strip of motion picture film, created of a series of frames, that runs for an uninterrupted period of time. Shots are generally filmed with a single camera and can be of any duration.

A shot in production, defined by the beginning and end of a capturing process, is equivalent to a clip in editing, defined as the continuous footage between two edits. Frames, shots, clips, scenes, and sequences form a hierarchy of units fundamental to many tasks in the creation of moving-image works. Shots are usually described in relation to a particular subject.

They are:

  1. Extreme wide (long) shot
  2. Very wide (long) shot
  3. Wide (long) shot
  4. Medium close up shot
  5. Close up shot
  6. Extreme close up (Italian shot)
  7. American shot
  8. Full shot
  9. Cut In shot
  10. Cutaway shot
  11. Two shots
  12. Over the shoulder shot
  13. Noddy shot
  14. Point of view shot (POV)
  15. Wheather shot
  16. Aerial shot
  17. Bird’s eye shot
  18. Worm’s eye shot
  19. Eye level shot
  20. High angle shot
  21. Low angle shot
  22. Master shot
  23. Freeze frame shot
  24. Insert shot
  25. Reverse shot
  26. Establishing shot
  27. Selective focus shot
  28. Soft focus shot

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