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Posts by: Brett Lamb

Wide angle medium shot

Wide angle medium shot

Using a wide angle lens when shooting dialogue allows you to position the camera between the actors. In his…

Reflections

Reflections

Many different surfaces – everything from windows to puddles – can be used to create reflections that can…

Two shot

Two shot

A two shot is any frame that contains two characters. It’s an important part of the coverage you’ll pick…

Close up

Close up

The humble close up. One of the most frequently used shots in film and television. And, perhaps,…

Triangles

Triangles

Any shot with three points of interest – such as the faces of actors – naturally forms…

Perspective

Perspective

Depth is the key to creating cinematic shots. Look for opportunities on location to create a sense of perspective. Pathways,…

The Kubrick stare

The Kubrick stare

The Kubrick stare is a very specific type of shot composition. It’s only probably useful if you’re making…

Over the shoulder shot

Over the shoulder shot

The over the shoulder shot is one of the most commonly used types of shot composition in film and…

Overshot

Overshot

An overshot is often used to convey absolute powerlessness. In Thor (2011), director Kenneth Branagh uses an…

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