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S How camera shots are used in opening sequences to create meaning.

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Page 1: Camera shots

S

How camera shots are used in opening sequences to

create meaning.

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Extreme close up

This screenshot is an extreme close up, in this event its an extreme close up of a present. This shows that the present has a meaning and is then the main focus of the next part of the film.

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Close up

This is a screenshot of a close up. This close up is the first character we see starring in the film, a little girl. This is give us a feeling the films telling us this character “a girl” plays an important role in the plot of the film.

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Medium shot

This is a screenshot of a medium shot. This shots established the setting costumes and mood. In this situation there's a confrontation, this shows us and helps us understand the emotion of the characters as you can see seems particularly angered.

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Long shot

This is a screenshot of a long shot. This shots established yet again the setting costumes and mood and body language of a character. In this situation the character has been left standing with the present he took so much pride in presenting, this shot helps us understand his emotion we can see this in his body language and face expression and come to a conclusion he's not particular happy in comparison to the other characters in the background who seem to be involved and enjoying themselves in the hustle and bustle of the party of which we could make out is on by the setting and the prop (present).

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Extreme long shot

This is a screenshot of a extreme long shot. This shots shows yet again another establishing shot showing us most of the landscape around a character. This again helps us understand the setting and in this circumstance gives us a understand that the character is on their way somewhere.

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Track (Editing)

This is a screenshot of a track/tracking shot. This shots focuses on the characters movement, this can emphasis their emotion whether they're enthusiastic or not. In this particular shot we see the excitement by the girls movement as we see her run towards the horse (a present) in the background of the shot.

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Pan (Editing)

This is a screenshot of a pan shot. This shots focuses on the characters movement, keeping them in the center of the shot establishing them as the main objective of the shot, this shot also shows the setting and body language of the character. In this particular scene we see the character looks quiet dominant and disobedient in the manor he is walking, which may show he's in a place where he isn't particular welcome or has great discomfort being.

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Tilt (Editing)

This is a screenshot of a tilt shot. This shots focuses on the character emphasizes them, in relation to for instance their height, strength and dominance. In this specific scene we see the character looks dominant in comparison to the other character in the shot in terms of height this could be a metaphor for the strength of the bigger character showing that they're strong.

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Zoom (Editing)This is a screenshot of a zoom shot. This shots focuses on and emphasizes a character or an object in shot. In a zoomed shots we can generate emotion from someone's body language or the object itself. In this circumstance we have a shot zooming into a photo of a girl. This is also a P.O.V of an character, with these both paired this is quite an emotive scene…

..giving us a understand on just how the character is feeling and how the object in shot motivates that emotion of the character, he is almost reminiscing his daughters youth.

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Cut (Editing)

This is a screenshot of a cutting shot, cutting shots are used to establish collaborative action happening whether in the same place (scene) or separate locations. They are used to exaggerate the action and can transact slowly or of a faster more dramatic speed.

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Pace (Editing)

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Performance

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Diegetic (Sound)

This is a screenshot of a example of an diegetic sounds. Diegetic sounds are sounds in which the character is intended to and can hear. In this circumstance the diegetic sounds is the shutting of the car door as you can see in the shot.

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Non diegetic (Sound)This is a screenshot of a example of an non-diegetic sounds. Non-Diegetic sounds are sounds in which the character isn't intended to and cannot hear. In this circumstance the diegetic sounds is the background music which pairs with the emotional scene where we can see he is reminiscing times with his daughter.

The use of the background music emphasizes the emotion within the scene, and gives us a sense of how the character is feeling.

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Mise en scene

What is in the shot, the would include props, costume, lighting, setting, décor, body language and movement.

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Mise en scene (Props)

This screenshot shows a particular prop movie. Props can communicate with the audience, in the event the present portrays itself as something important, we see this the way its handled with care and how he is protective over it (in the screenshot) also by the amount of time it features in various shot and finally how its paired with the character emotion/action we see it has provoked a specific characters emotion.

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Mise en scene (Costume)

This is screenshots of various characters in costume. Costume is used to split different characters apart, in this circumstance the difference between the costume illustrates the characters wealth, mood, and their position they're in.

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Mise en scene (Setting)

This screenshot shows the first setting of the movie. As you can the house in the background of the image is the setting of the next actions that occur in the film. We can see its pleasant which gives us an rough idea of what wouldn’t occur e.g. violence, threats or horror.

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Mise en scene (Decor)

This screenshot shows a shot of decor. As you can see, a normal sales man, who sells phones, plasmas and laptops in particular as you can see by the décor plotted around the room this helps us understand the setting as an audience. Also this amplifies the mood of the scene, we sense a particular vibrancy within this shot.

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Mise en scene (Body Language)

This screenshot show the body language of the character. As you can see from the dull expression the character in the shot isn't particularly pleased with what he has seen, this gives us the feeling of the character as an audience.