Students will be able to:
  1. define and identify various shot types.
  2. define and identify effects of various camera angles.
  3. explain the rule of thirds in framing an image.
  4. identify ways edits tell us about storytelling and passage of time.

Background information


1. View video below:
2. Read Shots Types on Media College.com
3. Glossary of Camera Angles on Media College.com
4. Read Rules of Framing - on Media College.com and Rule of Thirds on Digital Photography School
5. Read about editing techniques and transitions- on Media College.com
6. View video below: Natural Transitions




Assignment in groups of 2 or 3 (Ask permission to change seats or to move across the room.)

1. View the following video from Mashable Tech (shot using a cell phone).

2. With another student in class, discuss the camera use of
  • long shots,
  • medium shots,
  • close up shots and
  • big close up shots.

3. With another student in the class, discuss the camera use of
  • pan
  • tilt
  • high-angle shot
  • low-angle-shot
  • shot where the camera is canted (not horizontal)
  • point of view

4. With another student in the class discuss how editing techniques tell us about the passage of time
  • cut
  • fade
  • dissolve
  • wipe



Individual Assignment

1. Create a wiki page called Analyzing Moving Images initials.
2. Copy the chart below. Paste it on your wiki page. Watch the video again and complete the chart.
Distance of camera
Brief details - Identify where this is seen in the video.
Why chosen/effect
long shots
1:45 When they are viewing the helicopter.
To Express Distance
medium shots
2:01 When they are looking at the man who
starts the race.
To Feel Level With The Subject
close up shots
0:25 When the man is talking to you.
To Feel As If You Are Having a
Conversation With The Subject
big close up shots
0:02 When the racer is walking.
To Feel In Someone's Face



Type of shot/movement
Brief details
Why chosen/effect
Pan
0:29 When he is watching the car drive.
To Keep The Camera On The
Subject
Tilt
2:33 When they are looking the logo and
it moves down.
To Keep The Camera On The
Subject
High-Angle shot
Low-Angle shot
1:45 when they are viewing the helicopter.
0:02 When the racer is walking.
To Make The Subject Seem
Smaller Or Larger
Point of View
1st Person 0:25 When the man is talking to you.
1st Person



Type of Edit
Brief Details
Why chosen/effect
Cut
2:32 When they are viewing the tents and it cuts
to the bike.
To Change Scenes
Fade
0:02 When the racer is walking.
To Change Scenes
Dissolve
0:27 When the guy is talking and it dissolves to
someone racing.
To Change Scenes
Wipe
None
To Change Scenes