Shot types


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You can now allow users to enter different shot types to create a shooting script for their project. Now you can add the following types of cut lines in a script:

  1. Camera Shot: You can add a camera shot in a script along with a solid or dashed line. This information helps studio personnel identify and prepare for changes to camera, camera position, or effects at the specified point in the scene.

    • EWS (Extreme Wide Shot): EWS is a view far from the subject. The subject is not visible due to the distance. EWS is often used as an establishing shot. For example, a shot showing a river and a mountain with a subject hardly visible.

    • VWS (Very Wide Shot): A view in which subject is visible. VWS emphasizes on placing the subjects in their environment. For example, a girl standing near the river in which you can make out that a girl is standing.

    • WS (Wide Shot): The subject takes up the full frame or as much as comfortably possible. For example, a girl in the story is emphasis of the shot.

    • MS (Mid Shot): MS shows some part of the subject in more detail but still gives an impression of the whole subject. The MS view is typically how you see a person you talk to. While talking, you don’t pay attention to a person’s lower body, so that part is irrelevant in this scene.

    • MCU (Medium Close Up): MCU is half way between an MS and a CU.

    • CU (Close Up): In CU, a certain feature or part of the subject takes up the whole frame. For example, a shot showing just the face of a girl.

    • ECU (Extreme Close Up): The ECU gets right in and shows extreme detail. For example, close up of a subject’s nose while the subject is trying to smell something.

    • Cut-In: Cut in shows some part of the subject in detail. Such as hands of a subject holding a gun and pulling the trigger slowly in a scene.

    • CA (Cutaway): CA is a shot of something other than the subject. For example, a procession of people passing by.

    • Two-Shot: A Two-Shot includes two people. The detail/distance is similar to a mid shot (MS).

    • Over-the-Shoulder Shot (OSS): OSS is a shot of the camera focusing from behind a person at the subject.

    • Noddy Shot: Noddy shot is someone listening and reacting to the subject.

    • Point-of-View Shot (POV): POV shows a view from a subject's perspective. For example, a shot in which a race car driver examining a race track and only the race track is shown.

    • Weather Shot: In this shot, the subject is the weather. This shot is also used for other purposes, such as for background for graphics.

  2. Video Tape: This break gives information of any video tape to play in between two scenes.

  3. Recording Break: Insert a recording break to indicate a break such as a tea break or tape stop.

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