The 7 most common shot sizes

When breaking down a script into individual shots, you cannot avoid considering shot sizes. The size of a shot is […]

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Extreme Close-Up

The extreme close-up is the closest shot size. It shows a small detail of a character or prop and isolates […]

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Close-Up

In a close-up, something is filling the large part of the image. That can be a character’s face, another body […]

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Medium Close-Up

A medium close-up of a character shows the person from approximately the chest or shoulders to the top of the […]

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Medium Shot

A medium shot is tighter than a medium wide shot and wider than a medium close-up, though they sometimes cannot […]

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Medium Wide Shot

Medium wide shots are also referred to as medium long shots. Wider than medium shots and tighter than wide shots, […]

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Wide Shot

A wide shot, also called a long shot, includes the major part of a scene’s setting. If people are in […]

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Extreme Wide Shot

The extreme wide shot, also called extreme long shot, shows the scene’s setting as a whole. If people are in […]

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The Best Filmmaking Apps 2022

The app stores are full of useful filmmaking apps, from those that will help you plan your shots to those […]

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The Importance of Aspect Ratio in Filmmaking

The aspect ratio of your film can have a much bigger influence on your visual storytelling than you think, mostly […]

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The 180 Degree Rule in Filmmaking

“We can’t place the camera there. It will break the 180 degree rule.” You might have heard discussions like this […]

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Shot Composition for Filmmakers

Shot composition is one of the most important aspects of filmmaking. What the audience sees on screen is the direct […]

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