Master the Art of Cinematic Shots

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Which shot size makes the subject appear small against their location?

Extreme Long Shot (ELS)

What is the purpose of a long shot or wide shot?

To keep the subject in plain view amidst grander surroundings

Which shot size provides a detailed view of the subject's face or an object?

Extreme Close-up

What type of shot is an extreme long shot (ELS) also known as?

Extreme Wide Shot (EWS)

What is the purpose of an extreme long shot (ELS) or extreme wide shot (EWS)?

To make the subject feel distant or unfamiliar

Which shot size makes the subject appear small against their location?

Extreme Long Shot (ELS)

Which shot size is used to keep the subject in plain view amidst grander surroundings?

Long Shot

What is the purpose of an extreme long shot (or extreme wide shot)?

To make the subject feel distant or unfamiliar

What is the difference between an extreme long shot and an extreme close-up?

The subject's size in relation to the location

What type of shot is used in the example from the movie Mad Max: Fury Road?

Extreme Wide Shot (EWS)

Study Notes

Shot Sizes and Their Purposes

  • The extreme long shot (ELS) or extreme wide shot (EWS) makes the subject appear small against their location.
  • The purpose of a long shot or wide shot is to keep the subject in plain view amidst grander surroundings.
  • An extreme long shot (ELS) or extreme wide shot (EWS) is used to establish the setting, provide context, and show the relationship between the subject and their environment.
  • A close-up shot provides a detailed view of the subject's face or an object.
  • An extreme long shot (ELS) is also known as a "-establishing shot".
  • The main difference between an extreme long shot and an extreme close-up is the level of detail and focus on the subject.
  • The example from the movie Mad Max: Fury Road uses an extreme long shot (ELS) to establish the setting and show the relationship between the characters and their environment.

Test your knowledge on the different types of camera shots and angles used in film and television with this quiz. Explore various shot sizes, from establishing shots to extreme close-ups, and learn how they are utilized to enhance storytelling. Perfect for aspiring filmmakers and cinephiles alike.

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