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Chapter One – The Shots: What, How, and Why?
What to Show Your Audience?
Choosing Your Frame
A Brief History of Aspect Ratios
Further Exploration: Why Do We Like Widescreen So Much?
An Introduction to Shot Types: The Basic Building Blocks of Motion Pictures
The Long Shot/Wide Shot
The Medium Shot
The Extended Family of Basic Shots: The Powers of Proximity
The Extreme Long Shot/Extreme Wide Shot
The Very Long Shot / Very Wide Shot
The Long Shot / Wide Shot/Full Shot
The Medium Long Shot / Knee Shot
The Medium Shot / Waist Shot/Mid-Shot
The Medium Close-Up / Bust Shot
The Big Close-Up (UK)/Choker (USA)
The Extreme Close-Up
Why Do We Even Have Different Shot Types? ...
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