There are many different movements and focuses that you can do with a camera, such as a

extreme close up,

extreme close up

close up, these are used to show the character’s face and their emotions.

Close up

over the shoulder, these are used during conversation and show the character’s reaction to speech.


Point-of-view, these are used to show what the character sees and is used in dramatic scenes.

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These are some of the more common shot sizes. They can be used to convey different meaning such as a low angle shot (looking up at something) can imply