Posts Tagged ‘camera language’

Demystifying Camera Terms: 7 camera moves explained

Last week, I wrote about different camera shots. This week I’m going to cover language that describes how the camera moves. Why the camera moves for a given shot is purely the director’s (and sometimes camera operator/director of photography’s) decision, depending on the reaction they want to elicit from the audience. I can’t tell you


Demystifying Camera Terms: How to tell a Master from a Long Shot

Whether you’re walking onto set, reading a shooting script or grabbing a seat in the editing room, there’s a lot of film-specific terminology being thrown around. To that end, here’s some language that’s used to describe the kinds of camera shots you see on screen: Wide Shot (WS): Think landscape photo. The camera uses a