A camera shot is the amount of space that is seen in one shot or frame. Camera shots are used to demonstrate different aspects of a film’s setting, characters and themes. As a result, camera shots are very important in shaping meaning in a film. It is important that you do not confuse camera angles and camera shots. Camera shots are used to demonstrate different aspects of setting, themes and characters. Camera angles are used to position the viewer so that they can understand the relationships between the characters.
The Aerial shot
An exciting variation of a crane shot, usually taken from a helicopter. This is often used at the beginning of a film, in order to establish setting and movement. A helicopter is like a particularly flexible sort of crane – it can go anywhere, keep up with anything, move in and out of a scene, and convey real drama and exhilaration so long as you don’t need to get too close to your actors or use location sound with the shots.
The Close Up Shot
The close up is one of the most commonly used shot sizes in film and television, usually showing a character