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Cinematographic shooting is the part of filmmaking when the camera is operating. Shooting produces rushes for processing in post-production. It is the only part of film making where technicians work with actors. After shooting, the film is completed on computers and editing rooms.
The camera can move by travelling or by panning or in combination. It can travel in all 6 direction, up, down, right, left, forward and backward. The camera can be supported on a rail, on a vehicle or supported by the cameraman or pan by rotating left or right.
A high-angle shot is when the camera is placed above the scene, looking down. It can produce a dramatic effect and make the subject appear vulnerable.
A low-angle-shot puts the lens below the eyeline of the subject. This angle reinforces the subject's power.
Framing is the part of the scene that a shot includes. Framing is an artistic choice: it shows one part of the scene and masks the rest. Common framing choices are: the extreme long shot, the medium long shot ("American shot"), the medium shot, the close shot, the close up (typically on a face or a specific object, the extreme close-up (specific part of a face or object.)