Camera Angles


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Logan Garbrecht-Kaluza, Writer

In the art of filmmaking, movies are not just a fun thing to watch. It takes a lot of time and effort to make a movie and a lot of techniques are used in film making. Camera angles are used frequently in film making if you didn’t use camera angles you wouldn’t be making a movie.

Some types of camera angles include wide shot, medium shot, close up, extreme close up, and tracking shot. A wide shot is a far away shot. In this shot you can see a person’s entire body. In a medium shot you can see a person’s waist and above. A close up you can see a person’s shoulders and above. An extreme close up is a shot that focuses on one aspect of a person’s body like an eye or a hand. Now for my favorite tracking shot, a tracking shot tracks a person’s movement like someone walking down a street or jumping up and down. This is most of the shots used in film making. Thank you for reading.