Traditional Film Camera Techniques

Extreme long shot – establishes physical context of action; shows landscape and architectural exteriors
Long shot – shows a large scale action; shows whole groups of people; displays large architectural details
Medium shot – Character shown from waist up; medium-sized architectural details, small groups such as two or three people
Close-up – Head and neck of character; objects about the size of the desktop computer fill frame, focus on one character; facial expression very important
Extreme close-up – The frame filled with just part of a character or very small objects, facial features in a character or small objects