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The 10 Kinds of Camera Shots Every Filmmaker Needs to Know

Everyone could use a refresher on these commonly used camera shots, whether you're on the set every day or just starting out in film. If you're a new filmmaker and you haven't checked out our massive guide of 50+ Camera Angles, Shots, and Movements, you absolutely should. It'll certainly set you up with a lot of the basic information you need to know about cinematography. However, if you're strapped for time and just want a quick primer on a few essentials, Shutterstock has put together a short video outlining 10 basic camera shots that will come in handy, no matter if you're shooting a serious drama or wacky comedy. Watch the video below, then check out some of our favorite examples. 1. Medium Shot This is a commonly used shot that frames a character from the waist up and is typically used in dialogue scenes. More than one character can be featured in a medium shot, but it's still the kind of shot that feels personal and makes it seem like the viewer is part of the character's conversation. Read our guide on medium shots for even more insight and additional examples. Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Tuesday, 23 April

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