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Television Production, 15th Edition by Jim Owens, Gerald Millerson

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CHAPTER 8

The Persuasive Camera

“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.”

Orson Welles

Terms

Deep focus: A very wide depth of field.

Depth of field: The distance between the nearest and farthest objects in focus.

Dutch: Tilting the camera is called a “dutch” or a “canted” shot. This movement increases the dynamics of the shot.

Eye-level shot: Provide an image that is roughly at the eye level of the talent (in a studio show) or the average viewing audience.

High-angle shots: Provide a view from above the subject.

Low-angle shots: Provide a view from below the subject.

Pan shot: The pivoting of a camera to the left or right.

Tilt: Moving the camera up or down.

 

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