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14:19 Jul 9, 2008
English to Spanish translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama / Film script
English term or phrase:MS
What does MS mean in a Film script? What is it in Spanish?
Explanation: I could help more if you provided some extra information or a sample sentence, but if the script you're translating includes directions for the type of shots that will be used when shooting then this would very likely be Mid-Shot. It seems the spanish translation is PLANO MEDIO
A mid-shot is the typical framing used when a journalist introduces a news story. Close enough to see facial expressions clearly without being intrusive, with a little of the background included to indicate the subject's placement but with the emphasis filmly on the subject. Usually shot from about the waist up.
The MS is appropriate when the subject is speaking without too much emotion or intense concentration...As well as being a comfortable, emotionally neutral shot, the mid shot allows room for hand gestures and a bit of movement.