A peice of homework set last week was to pick a short clip and analyse the use of different shot types. I Picked a clip from one of my favourite films "Easy A" , i decided to look at four main shots that cought my attention.
00:07 – This is a wide shot of busy hallway, right from the start you can notice the approaching main character. By doing this it makes it feel as if this character is going to do something to be the centre of attention, giving an “all eyes on her” effect. The shot stays still also so as not to attract attention away from the approaching action.
00:09- the quick snap from wide shot to close up of bust is used to make the viewer really take notice and gather the point of the scene , the large “A” pinned across the bodice of the corset has clear significance and is brought up straight away by being shown in a large clear way.
00:20 a higher mid shot to show the characters features , to show how she stands out from the crowds and to note people’s reactions when she walks through the crowd so swiftly. Lets the viewer have a taste of this persons appearance and personality.
A very interesting shot, taken from a side angle with panning to show what it would be like to have this character walking past you making an obvious scene and making all eyes follow her. This gives you a “inside the film” point of view.
Overall the genral shots used in this short clip are mid shots and close ups's i believe this was done as there is a heavy focus on facial expressions and the genral look of the character overall.