Students love when teachers meaningfully incorporate films into class instruction. Film Studies has a vocabulary unique to itself, and when students are instructed in the appropriate terminology and symbols of meaning conversations can come alive! This guide provides explanations for several common camera shots and angles which create meaning on the screen. My film students used this an analysis tool for analyzing frames, scenes, or whole films.
Viewpoints Probably 90% of all photos taken are shot from eye level. There are lots of good reasons to choose a low or high shooting angle. Follow our guide to varying viewpoints for tips on viewpoints to shoot low and how to utilize viewpoint to photograph from up high.