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4. An establishing shot from The Shining. It gives a great deal of information about the size, location and layout of the hotel — which is essentially a main character in the film. This is also an example of a wide shot. Establishing Shots The establishing shot is usually a wide shot. It is the opening shot of a scene that tells us where we are. ” This might consist of a wide shot of an office building, so when we cut to a shot of Helen at her desk, we know where we are: in her office building.

This applies especially to point-of-view shots where the character looks at something, then in a separate shot, we see what she is looking at; but it also applies to any scene where two or more people are in the same general space, whether they are aware of each other or not. 57). Connecting shots just make a scene feel more complete and whole. The fragmentation of doing it all with POVs and reaction shots is after all a cheat that calls upon movie magic to piece together the whole scene. It works, but may not be as involving or emotionally satisfying to the audience, especially if overused.

There are few clear-cut lines of delineation between subjective and objective — only gradations. We have previously talked about giving the scene a point-of-view (or even several points-of-view). Each camera angle has a point-of-view as well, and there are several variations to that meaning. Our two people are talking; the camera stands off to one side of them. The camera is essentially part of the scene, since it sees the people but it is not involved in the scene in any way. It is a neutral observer.

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