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Cinematography Intro: Camera Angles & Shots

Cinematography Intro: Camera Angles & Shots

 
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Author: James Carlson
Objective:

To introduce three concepts in cinematography (for anyone interested in the kind of things that go into making a movie on the visual end):

1.) Camera Angles
2.) Types of Shots
3.) Framing your shots

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Ways to Frame a Shot

These include descriptions for various different ways to frame a shot. Of course you can use these in combination with other shots.

Angles

How you can use camera Angles to spice things up.

Specialty Shots

Some of the simple and complicated tricks

Over the Shoulder (with Rack Focus)

Straight Up Rack Focus

Cut Away

Cutting to Grandpa Chip's wordless reaction to What Walker says (I'm narrating because there's no sound) is the cut away.

Dolly

This is actually a video of a guy making a dolly shot with a camera on the tracks. I pretty much think it demonstrates the idea just the same.

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    sreenivas sreeni 2 months ago

    what is still out shots

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    sreenivas sreeni 2 months ago

    what is still out shots

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    rajaa sweety 4 months ago

    how to make a slider shot

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    deepak ram about 1 year ago

    what is truck shot in film making

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      Nathan Reza answered 9 months ago

      Sounds like filming from a truck like almost a bouncing effect. Do not quote me. Then there is a raise to a a higher wider angle.

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    chendrai — almost 2 years ago

    2hat is diffrent between for cinemotography and cinemotographer?

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      Dude
      Dude answered almost 2 years ago

      A Cinematographer is a person who specializes in Cinematography. one is a job, the other is the profession.

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    emilie gruber over 2 years ago

    WHAT IS TILT

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    • emilie gruber answered over 2 years ago

      U MOVE THE CAMRA AND GET A DIFERNT VEAW

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      Adam Muhammad answered about 1 year ago

      is a way of moving camera up or down to get different view

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      emilie gruber answered over 2 years ago

      U TILT THE CAME RA AND GET A DIRENT ANGERL

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  • jamie
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    jamie — over 2 years ago

    it needs more secnods
    i am weird

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    jenifer james about 3 years ago

    What is the douch angle of camera in movies?

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      emilie gruber answered over 2 years ago

      IT GOS CLOSER TO GET LIKE A CLOSER VEW LIKE IN A MOVE A PERSEN IS TOKING AND THEN IT ZOOMS IN THAT IS A DUTCH ANGLE

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      emilie gruber answered over 2 years ago

      IT GOS CLOSER TO GET LIKE A CLOSER VEW LIKE IN A MOVE A PERSEN IS TOKING AND THEN IT ZOOMS IN THAT IS A DUTCH ANGLE

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      Parker Bourassa answered about 3 years ago

      I've never heard of it before, but I Googled it for you.
      Here's the wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_angle

      Interesting question!

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