Camera Angles and Movement Journal

By: Sarah Wylie and Maria Guedilla

Extreme Wide Shot

In this type of picture, the subject is not visible. It sets the setting.

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Very Wide Shot

The subject is just visible. It just places the person in their environment.


Close Up:

In this shot, you can see the emotional state in which the subject's in, it also takes up a lot of the screen.

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Eye Level Shot

Eye level, is a neutral shot and a very common view.


Angry Birds Commercial

This commercial used many different camera angles and movement.

People would come up to a stand and play Angry Birds, and whatever they did on the phone would happen to the real life game.

It had over the shoulder shots, very wide shots, bird's eye, low angle, high angle, wide shots, extreme wide shots, medium close ups, and a point of view shot.

When it got to the point-of view shot it was very interesting because it was spinning.

Having different shots and angles made this video very interesting and unique. If it had been filmed in the same spot and used the same angle and movement the whole time, it would be the most boring commercial ever. Adding those angles and movement gave you a whole new perspective. In this commercial especially, having the various angles and movements was a necessary thing. It would be plain vanilla, if it weren't for those angles. The point of view shots were probably the best, it was much more entertaining that way.

Importance of Rule of Thirds

There are three sections vertically and horizontally, where the points intersect that's where you want to put your subject. It helps balance out the picture, and just simply looks better.

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Different Angles and Movements

Having different angles and movements add more depth than if it was all at the same angle. It makes the video look more appealing and interesting.