Camera Angles

Camera angles are one of the most important parts of a film. Selecting the right camera angle helps you to communicate the right idea, action, emotion and more.

Assignment

Create a 30-second film using any five of the camera angles we learned about. The film should show the emotions of your actors.

Although this is a group project,  all of you will edit your own movie.

Steps To Success

    1. Brainstorm and develop a short story
      1. See here for ideas if you need them.
    2. Choose your five shots
      1. You MUST open with an establishing shot
    3. Storyboard the shots
      1. Whiteboard
      2. Transfer to paper
      3. See this video for how a storyboard works.
    4. Get approval for the film from a teacher
    5. Shoot
    6. Offload camera film
    7. Edit your film
      1. Every person has to create their own edit
  • Add a title to each different camera angle
  1. Add music
  2. Export your movie
  3. Name the movie as follows: Your First name, Last Name, Assignment Name
  4. Upload the video to Google Classroom
    1. See here for help.

Resources

Some Camera Angle Choices

  1. Wide/Long Shot
  2. Full Shot
  3. Middle Shot
  4. Closeup
  5. Extreme Close Up
  6. Low Angle
  7. High Angle
  8. Dutch Angle
  9. Establishing Shot
  10. Pan Left or Right Shot