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Episode 01: Camera Shots

The Language of Film explained

The basic key feature of film language is the ‘shot’. Every shot serves the narrative of the film in some way; and each shot will be planned as part of a sequence of shots. Nothing is left to chance.

At any point when viewing a film, then, it's important to ask: What information is being conveyed in this moment of the story?

In this tutorial, you will learn:

  • The basic camera shots
  • Camera angles and what they mean
  • Camera distance and what it adds to the story