close-up shot / overhead shot, overhead view
I basically agree with the previous two answers. I think they must be referring to close-up shot with plano cerrado and overhead or bird's eye view/shot with plano alto.
plano aéreo; grúa arriba, jirafa arriba overhead(bird's eye view);aerial shot
that could be seen only on television--thanks to the bird's eye/camera view from the Good Year blimp. Thus the stadium crowd was incorporated into the spectacle of the half time show, literally performing their collective duty for the troops, the war, George Bush, ABC, the NFL, and th
When they show an overhead shot of the stadium (Candlestick Park), it is of a football game. Yet the film is about baseball.
In the final scenes when Snipes has to hit a home run to save his son, the pitcher is addressed as Martinez, but as he throws the last ball you can just see the back of his jersey where it shows the beginning of his name, but instead of starting with a M it starts with a C.
At one point Snipes jumps into the ocean to save his son, and when it shows a close-up on his face, you can tell it's not him. It's a pretty weak stunt double.
Note added at 2002-01-15 11:00:49 (GMT)
I think that both bird\'s eye view and high-angle view/shot could be used here. See references for more details.
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Berenice Abbott photographed her subjects using different angles: at low angle aiming upward (worm\'s eye view), at high angle aiming down on a subject (bird\'s eye view), and from rooftops. She analyzed her subject by studying it in different lights and at different times in its normal setting in order to catch the right moment to snap the shutter.
Have students use the viewfinder of a camera to frame a photo of a friend from a bird\'s eye view and then a worm\'s eye view. (Students can make their own \"camera viewfinder\" from a tin can with both ends cut out, or use cardboard tubes.) Ask students how the angle of perception affected their impression of the subject?
Very High Angle View - Scale Not Given:
The map itself is not drawn in perspective, although buildings and other structures may be. Streets or roads can be clearly seen and traced.
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Bird\'s-eye view (if not in the title in English).
Types of Shots
These are terms that we clarified for ourselves at Broadway Comics to simplify the working relationship between the writing team and the artists. We gave copies of the full document (with many pictures) out to each penciller who worked from our scripts. Each heading links to a version of the same document with a few examples of comic book panels that illustrate the definition. The definitions describe the depth from the camera to the subject.
CLOSE SHOTS - Good for conveying details, emotion, reactions, expressions.
* EXTREME CLOSE-UP - A shot in which a small object or part of an object fills the entire frame, usually cropped.
* CLOSE-UP - A shot in which the subject fills most of the frame with little space around it.
* BUST SHOT - A shot in which the main subject is fills much of the frame, but more of the surroundings are shown. As in a head and shoulders or portrait type shot of a person.
MEDIUM SHOTS - Good for establishing figures and body language, human size action.
* CLOSE MEDIUM SHOT - A shot with the subject near to the camera and clearly visible, but most likely partially cropped
* MEDIUM SHOT - A shot which shows the subject and its surroundings equally well. Usually full figures.
* LONG MEDIUM SHOT - A shot where meaningful information and details are still clearly visible, but the subject of the frame occupies less of the space than the surroundings.
LONG SHOTS - Good for setting locale, showing location of objects, showing an area, showing big action.
* LONG SHOT - A shot at such a distance that few details and little meaningful information about the object of the frame can be readily seen.
* DISTANT LONG SHOT - A shot where the object can still be clearly seen, but no meaningful information about the object is discernible at all.
* EXTREME LONG SHOT - A shot that is so distant that the main object is a dot or is not visible at all.
OTHER DESCRIPTIVE TERMS
* ESTABLISHING SHOT - A shot that shows enough of the surroundings to establish the locale adequate to the telling of the story.
* HIGH ANGLE or BIRD\'S EYE VIEW or DOWN SHOT - A view from an angle higher than normal eye level.
* LOW ANGLE or WORM\'S EYE VIEW or UP SHOT - A view from an angle lower than normal eye level, frequently the ground level.
* DIAGRAMMATIC SHOT - A view from normal eye level at 90 degrees to the action or interaction of the subjects.
* STRAIGHT ON or DEAD ON SHOT - A view from directly in front of the subject.
* OVERHEAD SHOT - A shot from directly above or almost directly above the subject.
* PANORAMIC SHOT - A wide angle shot which is similar to the viewpoint of a panoramic camera.
* FULL FIGURE SHOT - A view in which the subject is not cropped.
1. The Bird\'s-Eye view
This shows a scene from directly overhead, a very unnatural and strange angle. Familiar objects viewed from this angle might seem totally unrecognisable at first (umbrellas in a crowd, dancers\' legs). This shot does, however, put the audience in a godlike position, looking down on the action. People can be made to look insignificant, ant-like, part of a wider scheme of things. Hitchcock (and his admirers, like Brian de Palma) is fond of this style of shot.
2. High Angle
Not so extreme as a bird\'s eye view. The camera is elevated above the action using a crane to give a general overview. High angles make the object photographed seem smaller, and less significant (or scary). The object or character often gets swallowed up by their setting - they become part of a wider picture.
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