"FRAMING a shot" means choosing how much of your subject should appear in the viewfinder.


There are three "categories" of basic shots, with some variation within them:
  1. CLOSE UPS
    1. Extreme Close Up
    2. Close up
    3. Medium Close Up
  2. MEDIUM SHOT
  3. LONG SHOTS
    1. Medium Long Shot
    2. Long Shot
    3. Extreme Long Shot
It should be noted that television and film directors that come from different sides of the atlantic use slightly different shot designations for the same photographic information. You will notice in the media college examples that the shot designations of EWS (Extreme Wide Shot) would correspond to our use of the term ELS or (Extreme Long Shot). Take a look at the link below and see if you can identify some other examples of this.


The following graphic with shot identification and descriptors will be the one we will use. Please memorize these framings and shot descriptors in order to proceed with the project "SHOTS"
Types of Shots: