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Media Production by Amanda Willett

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10 Shot sizes, moves and framing

TV and film have their own way of describing the types of shots you can create. You will need to know some of these – not least because it’s a way of describing what you are trying to do to other people. This chapter will run through some of the basics.

Shot sizes

There are various different sizes of shot. This is not an exact science; there are no actual measurements but the following should give you an idea.

There are a number of examples here but if you log onto the website you will find a wide selection of examples.

Wide shot (WS)/establishing shot: This is a shot which should be big enough to show you all ...

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