Wide shot: what is it and when should I use it?

Wide shot: what is it and when should I use it?

In film, a wide shot–also known as a long shot–is a shot that shows something in its entirety, including the surroundings or landscape. For example, you might see a character’s whole body and the area that surrounds them. Wide shots can be captured on any lens, but...
What is mise-en-scene?

What is mise-en-scene?

What is mise-en-scene? This French term translates roughly to “placing on stage.” The term is difficult to define. Mise-en-scene can refer to the actor’s positioning and set design in film, television, and theater. It can also refer to scenes that are considered...
What is an establishing shot?

What is an establishing shot?

What is an establishing shot in film? Essentially, an establishing shot is a shot that sets something up for your viewers. It is a way to introduce people, places, and things that will be important to the upcoming scene. It gives context for the scene that is about to...
Dutch angle shot: history and uses

Dutch angle shot: history and uses

The Dutch angle shot–which is also known as the Dutch Tilt, oblique angle, German angle, or canted angle–is a type of camera shot. When employing the Dutch angle, the camera is set at such an angle that the horizon line is tilted, not running parallel to the top and...
Low angle shot

Low angle shot

A low angle shot, simply put, is when the camera is positioned below the subject’s eye line. The camera points upwards towards the subject.  Why use a low angle shot? A low angle shot can convey a wide range of mood and emotion. It can be used to express...
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