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Grammar of the Shot, 2nd Edition by Christopher J. Bowen, Roy Thompson

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  1. Visual “grammar” or film language is understood around the world.
  2. The format of your camera initially determines the shape of your frame.
  3. The aspect ratio describes the dimensions of your active recording area.
  4. The three basic shot types are the medium shot, close-up, and long shot.
  5. The extended family of nine shot types ranges from extreme long shot to extreme close-up.

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