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Extreme Wide Shot (EWS)/Users/2ndblock/Desktop/ews.jpg The view is so far from the subject that he isn't even visible. Often used as an establishing shot.
Very Wide Shot (VWS) This often works as an establishing shot, in which the audience is shown the whole setting so they can orient themselvesVery Wide Shot
Wide Shot (WS) The subject takes up the full frame, or at least as much as comfortably possible. AKA: long shot, full shot.
Mid Shot (MS) Shows some part of the subject in more detail while still giving an impression of the whole subject.
Medium Close Up (MCU) The medium closeup is half way between a mid shot and a close up. This shot shows the face more clearly, without getting uncomfortably close.
Close Up (CU) A certain feature or part of the subject takes up the whole frame.
Extreme Close Up (ECU, XCU) The ECU gets right in and shows extreme detail. Variation: Choker
Cut-In (CI) Shows some (other) part of the subject in detail.
Cutaway (CA) A shot of something other than the subject.
Two Shot A shot of two people, framed similarly to a mid shot.
Over the Shoulder Shot (OSS) Looking from behind a person at the subject.
Noddy Shot Usually refers to a shot of the interviewer listening and reacting to the subject.
Point-of-View Shot (POV) This shot shows a view from the subject's perspective. It is usually edited in such a way that it is obvious whose POV it is (see the example below).
Weather Shot The subject is the weather. Can be used for other purposes, e.g. background for graphics.
Created by: Kaley.Banks