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Posts by: Brett Lamb

Establishing shot

Establishing shot

Establishing shots are an essential part of film language. They are like the glue that hold your scenes together,…

Behind legs

Behind legs

Camera height makes a huge contribution to storytelling. While it’s most conventional to position the camera around…

Long lens over the shoulder

Long lens over the shoulder

When you’re shooting dialogue, using a telephoto lens reduces perspective and the distance between characters. Combining a long lens with an…

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,…

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