Types of Shots Simple

Instructional Video Production 4(1+3)

Lesson 06: Types of Shots

Types of Shots Simple

Simple : a simple shot has no lens movement, no physical movement of the camera, no physical movement of the camera support, only a simple subject movement. for example, when we frame a person talking, but not moving, there is no panning or tilting, no zooming, or dollying, or tracking in/out involved. a simple shot is very easy to execute.

Complex : a complex shot has lens movement, simple movement of the subject but no movement of the camera mount. For example, from a long shot zooming into an object on a table, we also slightly pan and tilt the camera to get the right frame, but the tripod stays stationary. There is no dollying or tracking involved. a complex shot is slightly difficult and needs practice. a complex shot should always have a steady beginning and ending for easy editing. Since this shot is mostly self-contained, it often does need editing.

Developing : a developing shot has a lens movement, a camera movement, a camera mount movement, and a complicated subject movement. For example, an anchorperson introduces the programme and walks down to the centre of the set; the camera zooms out slowly, tilts appropriately, and dollies out simultaneously to reveal the set too. A developing shot is the most difficult one to execute and requires a lot of practice.

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