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  1. [film] A master shot, the primary wide shot of a scene used to inform the audience of the location or situation.


Establishing shot: An establishing shot in filmmaking and television production sets up, or establishes the context for a scene by showing the relationship between its important figures and objects. It is generally a long- or extreme-long shot at the beginning of a scene indicating where, and sometimes when, the remainder of the scene takes place.

  • also known as 定場鏡頭

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Google previewVideo Production 101 (2014)

Delivering the Message by Antonio Manriquez, Tom McCluskey

Establishing Shot An establishing shot is an extreme wide shot to show the audience where the story is taking place. usually you'll find these at the beginning of a film and then throughout as the location changes. Reaction Shot A reaction shot ...

Google previewStoryboarding (2017)

Turning Script into Motion by Stephanie Torta, Vladimir Minuty

Establishing Shot An establishing shot is a wide shot (WS) or a long shot (LS) that provides an audience a basic orientation to the geography of a scene. Cutaway A cutaway shot is a shot of part of a scene but is filmed from a different angle ...

Google previewDigital Overdrive: Communications & Multimedia Technology 2011

Sometimes the establishing shot is an extreme long shot of a building, a car pulling up to a house or students walking into a school. Other times it could be a hallway in a house, a bedroom, a boardroom or a classroom. Once you have edited ...

Google previewKazuo Ishiguro (2000)

by Barry Lewis

An establishing shot is a view, usually longdistance, of a general location for a following scene that ...

Google previewThe Truth of Buffy (2008)

Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality by Emily Dial-Driver,, Sally Emmons-Featherston, Jim Ford, Carolyn Anne Taylor

Often, the establishing shot is a series or sequence of shots that helps create this context quickly. For example: Shot of exterior of Sunnydale High, followed by shot of interior hallway with medium shot of “Career Day” banner strung between ...

Google previewTeaching TV Production in a Digital World (2004)

Integrating Media Literacy by Robert Kenny

A cover/establishing shot is a short clip that introduces the ...

Google previewDictionary of Film Terms (2006)

The Aesthetic Companion to Film Art by Frank Eugene Beaver

Establishing shot A shot which establishes the location of a film story or scene. The establishing shot usually presents a long, wide- angle view of an area to identify the location either generally or specifically. Shots of the New York skyline or ...

Google previewCritical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory (2005)

by Roberta Pearson, Philip Simpson

establishing shot (which shows the entire scene)toamedium shot (which focuseson characters framedfromjust belowthe kneesorhips) before cutting intoa closeup (faceonlyor a close image of an object or some part of the body). Continuity ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Documentary Film 3-Volume Set (2013)

by Ian Aitken

Following are selected examples: Establishing shot¦often an exterior shot of the location in which. 180-degree rule¦when on location, one mentally places an imaginary line between two people talking or based on the direction of the action.

Google previewThe Sound Advice Dictionary for Acting & Voice Over (2013)

What You Need To Know To Have a Career in Voice Acting by Kate McClanaghan

establishing shot exclusive Extra An opening shot.

Google previewBlumenfeld's Dictionary of Acting and Show Business (2009)

by Robert Blumenfeld

establishing shot A take that sets up some aspect of a scene or a story. An establishing shot may tell the audience where something takes place: a New York city ...

Google previewDictionary of Media and Communication Studies (2015)

by James Watson, Anne Hill

Deconstruction; Deep structure; Discourse; Discourse analysis; Dominant discourse; Dominant, subordinate, radical; Encode; Encrypt; Establishing shot; Exnomination; Expectation, horizons of; Film noir; Framing: media; Gendered genre; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Media and Communication (2011)

by Daniel Chandler, Rod Munday

establishing shot (orientation shot, cover shot, opening shot) In film or video *editing, ...

Google previewAcademic Dictionary of Film, Television and Theatre

Establishing shot : A shot, normally taken from a great distance or from a "bird's eye view," that establishes where the action is about to occur. Ethernet (IEEE 802.3) : A type of high-speed network for Dictionary of Film, Television and Theatre ...

Google previewThe Sound Advice Encyclopedia of Voice-Over & the Business of Being A Working Talent (2014)

by Kate McClanaghan

electronic submission elocution energy Equity establishing shot When you email an agent or potential employer your demo MP3s or headshots, this ...

Google previewDictionary of Distances (2006)

by Michel-Marie Deza, Elena Deza

are: – establishing shot: a shot, at the beginning of a sequence which establish the location of the action and/or the time of day; – long shot: a shot taken from at least 50 yards (45.72 m) from the ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Multimedia 1999 (2014)

Terms and Acronyms by Brad Hansen

establishing shot (n.) A scene used in video to acquaint the viewer with the environment. etch (v.) In semiconductor manufacturing, to remove specific portions of a layer through a chemical ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Distances (2016)

by Michel Marie Deza, Elena Deza

are: – establishing shot: a shot, at the beginning of a sequence which establishes the location of the action and/ or the time of day; – long shot: a shot taken from at least 50 yards (45:7 m) from ...

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