TAG: Types of film shots

shots and composition

Shots and Composition: A Breakdown


A film is made up of a series of photographic images and each image in the film is commonly referred to as a frame. Each frame contains objects and shapes arranged in a composition. A sequence of frames together is commonly referred to as a shot. Visual productions, whether they are movies, television shows, music…

Film Shots in Your Film

Six Shot List Considerations


A shot list is usually created by the director and the production manager (or associate producer). The shot list is the first step in the larger task of scheduling the production, and the principal factor in organizing the shot list is efficiency. The considerations determining the organization of our shots, in more-or-less descending order of…


VIDEO: Establishing Shots


Successful Television Director Bethany Rooney discusses how making effective and discriminating establishing shot choices helps the viewer develop a sense of time and place. FilmSkills is the visual way to learn filmmaking. Online training videos available 24/7.

Editing for continuity

What Goes Into and Comes Out of Continuity Editing


Continuity editing is pretty much the only way Hollywood and mainstream movies like to edit. This style is designed purely to help the story move along, but also to get the audience quickly rooting for the characters and feeling what they feel, but without doing anything too weird. Here are a few perks of continuity…

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