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Television Production, 16th Edition by Jim Owens

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Chapter 8The Persuasive Camera

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

—Orson Welles

Terms

Arc shot: A camera shot that moves around the subject in a circle or arc.

Deep focus: A very wide depth of field.

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

Dolly shot: Moving the whole camera and mount toward or away from your subject. This shot does not require the use of an actual dolly.

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 shot: Provide a view from above ...

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