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

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Your Shots Should Enhance the Entire Story

The basic shot types discussed in this book will be able to provide you with the basic building blocks for shooting coverage of any motion picture event. If you are shooting for a news report, a sporting event, or a documentary, then you may not have need to move beyond the visual basics to show your audience a worthwhile experience, although increasingly, in the modern era, even these motion image products are getting more advanced visual treatments. It has traditionally been the scripted fictional narrative film that allows for more experimentation in the imagery. Your shot compositions, talent blocking, lens choices, camera angles, and so forth have the potential to support, underscore, and enhance ...

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