Essay on Media: Film Techniques and fairly Neutral Shot

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Media
There are different shots in media. For example:
Extreme wide shot
Very wide shot
Wide shot
Mid shot
Medium close up
Close up
Extreme close up
Cut-in
Cutaway
Two shot
Over the shoulder shot
Noddy shot
Point of view shot
Weather shot
There are camera angles. For example:
Eye-Level
This is the most common view, being the real-world angle that we are all used to. It shows subjects as we would expect to see them in real life. It is a fairly neutral shot.
High Angle
A high angle shows the subject from above, i.e. the camera is angled down towards the subject. This has the effect of diminishing the subject, making them appear less powerful, less significant or even submissive.
Low Angle
This shows the subject from below, giving them the impression of being more powerful or dominant.
Bird's Eye
The scene is shown from directly above. This is a completely different and somewhat unnatural point of view which can be used for dramatic effect or for showing a different spatial perspective.
In drama it can be used to show the positions and motions of different characters and objects, enabling the viewer to see things the characters can't.
The bird's-eye view is also very useful in sports, documentaries, etc.
Slanted
Also known as a Dutch tilt, this is where the camera is purposely tilted to one side so the horizon is on an angle. This creates an interesting and dramatic effect. Famous examples include Carol Reed's The Third Man, Orson Welles' Citizen Kane and the Batman series.
A Dutch tilt is a camera shot in which the…