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Camera Shots

The basic element of film narrative is the ‘shot’. The shot is the equivalent of the sentence, and each shot is planned as part of a sequence of shots to make up filmic paragraphs and chapters. Nothing is left to chance. At any point when viewing a film, it is important to ask: What information is being revealed and conveyed at this moment of the story?

In this tutorial, you will learn about:

  • The basic camera shots;
  • Camera angles and what they mean;
  • Camera distance and what it adds to the story.