Camera Angles

By Skylla Batista

180 degrees rule, match on action and shot reverse shot
‡ 180 degree rule: In this shot, the two characters or elements need to have the same left/right relationship to each other. ‡ Match on action: This is an editing technique where it cuts from one shot to another shot that matches the previous shot·s action ‡ Shot reverse shot: This is where one character is shown looking at another character and the other character is then shown looking back

Camera Shots
‡ High angle shot: views people and objects from above ² can make people look small and vulnerable. ‡ Long shot: helps to establish where a scene is happening. ‡ Medium shot: shows most of a character·s body and some background. Used to show the actions in a straight forward way. ‡ Low angle shot: views people and objects from below ² can make the audience feel vulnerable. ‡ Point of view shot: shows us what a character is seeing. Helps us to identity with the character or creates tension by showing an unknown observer·s point of view. ‡ Close-up shot: helps to involve the audience closely in a scene by focusing on particular objects or faces. ‡ Extreme close-up shot: is used to show high emotion and create tension.