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Assignment for Today

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Well, this is now officially the worst flu I have ever had in 18 years of teaching!

I have another small research assignment for you today.  Please take this seriously – all of this stuff is actually rather important to you filming skills, and we were going to go over it anyway, just in a different format.

Go online and find definitions as well as a picture that defines – IN DETAIL – these following filming techniques.  Copy and paste the pictures into a Word document, and the write the definitions right after.  I warn you, a couple of them will be harder to find still images of. But be creative and I know you can do it!  Make sure you also include WHY filmmakers/cinematographers do these shots.  What do they do for the audience?

  1. Close Up
  2. Extreme Close Up
  3. Medium Close Up
  4. Medium Shot
  5. Medium Long Shot
  6. Long Shot
  7. Extreme Long Shot
  8. Over the Shoulder Shot
  9. Establishing Shot
  10. Subjective Shot
  11. Two Shot
  12. Group Shot
  13. Canted Shot
  14. Emblematic Shot
  15. Abstract Shot
  16. Macro Shot
  17. Zoom Shot
  18. Pan Shot
  19. Tilt Shot
  20. Dolly Short
  21. Dolly Zoom Shot
  22. Tracking Shot
  23. Steadicam Shot
  24. Crane Shot

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