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Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
This shot is usually an exterior shot which establishes time and location of the production. Any character or characters in the shot may just be visible to the audience. This is an important shot which is often used at the start of a production to provide the audience with important information regarding the setting for the story line.
Directors may often follow an estalishing shot with with this shot of a character, which enables the audience to see the character from head to toe. This shot allows the audience to understand the relationship between the character and their environment.
This shot may often follow a long shot and provides the audinence with a view of the character from the waist up. By using this shot the director is enabling the audience to become more familiar with their character and their motivations in the narrative as they are now able to see the characters facial expressions and body language in more detail.
This is a shot with two characters in the frame. It expresses their relationship with each other and the action they find themselves in. It is often used in TV chat shows.
This shot of the character would include the characters head and shoulders with very little background in the frame. This enables the dirrector to focus attention on the character and their emotions at that time. It can often be used to frame an object of significance to the narrative.
This shot of the character works as a reference for a character because the audience sees the characters view point of an object of significance or their view of the action. The purpose of this shot is to engage the audience with the characters motives.
This shot draws the audience further into the character's emotions as their attention is focused completely on the character. This can be very intense for the audience as it is an unfamiliar viewpoint and they are not able to see any other action taking place around the character. The shot will often frame the characters eyes or it may focus on an object of significance to the narrative such as a letter.
This is a very simple movement of the camera backwards or forwards. It is usually shot using a dolly or a track and dolly to ensure the smooth movement of the camera. Trackingin draws the audience into the action. Tracking out signifies to the audience that the action in this sequence is over and the narrative is moving on to the next piece of action.
This shot is often used to follow the movement of a character or an object in order for the audience to keep pace with the action.
This is a simple movement of the camera upwards or downwards on an axis. An upwards tilt shot is often used by directors to create a sense of height and power. This shot can be used in conjuction with a point of view shot enabling the audience to find the characters view of the action or object of significance.
This can be used as an alternative to a tracking shot if you don’t have the necessary equipment. This movement is achieved by adjusting the focal length of the camera to create a movement into or away from a character. Used correctly this movement can simulate a tracking shot.
When the camera moves either a full or semi circle around an object or a character or characters. It enables the audience to see the reaction of the characters. It often increases the intensity of the narrative.
This is achieved by attatching the camera to a **** and enables the director to follow the action in a vertical direction.
This is where a camera is mounted on a tripod and is moved from left to right or vice versa . It is often used to follow a moving object in the frame. It is commonly used in conjunction with a point of view shot when a character is searching a room.
Here, the camera looks down on the subject. As the words imply, it puts the viewer in a superior positionto the subject, or conversely, it makes the subject appear weak or inferior.
In this shot, in contrast, looks up at the subject. This gives the subject the appearence of strength or power.