In photography, filmmaking and video production, a long shot (sometimes referred to as a wide shot) is a shot in which the human body or some other relevant object is significantly embedded in the surrounding environment.
A related notion is that of an extreme long shot, in which the individual body is of very little relative significance.
Long shots are generally photographed at a great distance from their subject, which is usually largely landscape.
establishing shot. It normally shows an exterior, e.g. the outside of a building, or a landscape, and is often used to show scenes of thrilling action e.g. in a war film or disaster movie. There will be very little detail visible in the shot, as it is meant to give a general impression rather than specific information.
The long shot is used to set the scene in a film.
- Bordwell, David; Thompson, Kristin (2006). Film Art: An Introduction. New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-331027-1.
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