Thursday, 11 June 2009

Camera Angles/camera shots

Low- camera looking up at subject, making it look bigger.
canted- Camera is title to make subject look slanted.

High- camera is looking down on subject, making it look smaller.

worms eye- extreme low angle, camera very low, looking up.

eye level- camera is pointed directly at subject.

Birds-eye/aeril- extreme high angle, looking straight down.

over the shoulder shot- camera shoots over a character should

point of view- camera shoots from a characters point of view

XLS-wide shot/established
LS-Long shot
MLS-3/4 shot
MCU-Medium close-up
BCU-Big close-up
XCU-Extreme close-up

TV Drama-Genres

Crime- Police Station, investigation, CSI, The Bill
Murder Mystery-Old Manor houses, Waiters, classical music, posh waiters
people stay for the weekend, diognose murder
Medical- Hospitals, operations, E.R, Holby City
Sci-Fi-Electronic Music,Space, sense of realism, Star-trek, Doctor Who
Other- Hustle, Shameless
Period-Pride and Prejudice, Bleakhouse, Charles Dickens Dramas, Love story, period costumes, posh accents/ country accents, class divide rich/poor, rural or city setting.
Soap-EastEnders, Hollyoaks, Waterloo Road, Streets/market, conversations, pub, middle-class
teen- Skins, college/school setting/ new music
Supernatural- Heroes, Smallville, primevil