Task 1

In this task we learnt about the different types of framing used in film. We learnt the names and abbreviations for the shots. We had to go in groups of 4 and take pictures of someone around the college using all the different types of framing to show we understood them.

High Angled Shot HAS

A shot taken from high up looking down on the person or thing.


Extreme Close Up ECU

Shows extreme detail, used usually for specific things because it is to close to show emotions or reactions, except really in quite dramatic shots.


Close Up CU

A close up is usually of someones face, they are useful for showing details, it shows there emotion and draws the viewer in.  Its a very important shot.


Medium Close Up MCU

This shot is in the middle of close up and mid shot, its shows the persons face and shoulders, can be used to show emotion with out getting very close.


Mid Shot MSA

A mid shot shows the top half of someones body, it doesnt really show much emotion, but you can see someones body language easier. It is also used to deliver information.


Medium Long Shot MLS

Shows the top half of the persons body and some of there legs. Its in the middle of mid shot and long shot, good for showing some movement and body language.


Long Shot LS

This shot shows the entire person form head to toe, its a good shot to use if you want to show what someone is doing of where they are.


Low Angled Shot LAS

A low angled shot shows the person from the bottom, giving an impression that they are important or more powerful.


Dutch Angle DA

A Dutch angle is a shot in which the camera angle is deliberately slanted to one side. This can be used for dramatic effect and helps portray unease and disorientation


Task 2

In this task we learnt about the different types of composition techniques. We had to find pictures of the different types of composition used in films.

The Rule of Thirds








Leading lines

leading lines.jpg

RiseDarthVader (2013)



Twilight In-Depth Film Analysis (Part 2 of 4) (Greg Miller 2012)

Natural Framing

natural framing.jpg

Ghostofthenight (2011)



http://www.tboake.com/443-zed-and-two-noughts-f2008.html (2008)

Task 3

For this task we had to go around college and take our own pictures. We used the composition techniques: rule of thirds,  leading lines, depth, natural framing and symmetry.

Rule of thirds








Leading Lines









CDDIRECTOR (2011) Rule of thirds in Film: Learn how applying the “rule of thirds” will drastically improve your images.

http://www.cgdirector.com/learn-how-applying-the-rule-of-thirds-will-drastically-improve-your-renders/ (accessed 21st September 2016)


RiseDarthVader (2013) Analysis of what makes good cinematography

http://imgur.com/gallery/XrapY (accessed 21st September 2016)


Greg Miller (2012) Twilight In-Depth Film Analysis (Part 2 of 4)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rozLKZyVEA (accessed 21st September 2016)


Ghostofthenight (2011) Natural Frame of Grand Canyon

https://www.wunderground.com/wximage/ghostOfTheNight/39 (accessed 21st September 2016)

Shot Types (no date)

http://www.mediacollege.com/video/shots/  (accessed on 24th September)

Ian Freer (2016) Film Studies 101: The 30 Camera Shots Every Film Fan Needs To Know

http://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/film-studies-101-camera-shots-styles/ (Accessed on: 24th September)