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Can you define the media studies key terms of cinematography?

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Captures an image from a distance, used to create a feeling of scope and magnitude, where a human figure may appear smallLawrence of Arabia (1962), Opening
Shows a landscape, object or person and the environment they inhabit. Often used to establish a setting
When the camera focuses on an object or individual in order to draw attention to it. If an actor is involved, emotional impact can be heightened
A shot between the eyebrow to below the mouth, sometimes closer.Hulk (2003), Transformations
When the camera captures what a subject sees
Used at the beginning of a sequence in order to provide context of what we are about to see.News Broadcasts
When a figure is filmed from head to waistTaxi Driver (1976), De Niro
When a figure is captured almost in full, but where the feet and ankles are cropped in the bottom of the frame
Can create different effects depending on the angle. Powerful (low), inferior (high) or neutrality (eye level)

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