Medium Shot

A angle filming from waist to up

Medium shot (1 person)

Usually a close up on the person and shows waist to up only.

Medium Shot (2 people)

Filmed from same angle, both only showing from waist to up.

Why is it important?

It is important because, allows the viewer to understand the character's movement and gestures. Helps also allow to see the characters emotion being portrayed.
Medium Shots in Film