Camera Shots

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Camera Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know your camera shots? As you will be assuming a roll in filming, it is important that you know these shots!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why are 90% of camera shots "talking heads?"
    • A. 

      It makes it easier to see people's full bodies

    • B. 

      People don't like to see full bodies.

    • C. 

      Easier to see people's emotions

    • D. 

      As humans we like to look into people's eyes

  • 2. 
    A close-up is
    • A. 

      A person's face filling most of the screen

    • B. 

      A person's emotions clearly shown

    • C. 

      A person's shoulders included in the shot

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    The shoulders need to be included in the shot to avoid the shot looking like a floating head.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    It is preferred to shoot close in profile
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A long shot
    • A. 

      Is also called a wide shot

    • B. 

      Shows all of something

    • C. 

      Helps viewers get a sense of the setting

    • D. 

      None of these

    • E. 

      All of these

  • 6. 
    A medium shot generally shows someone from the waist down.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The extreme close-up
    • A. 

      Is great for showing the setting

    • B. 

      Is used in serious interviews

    • C. 

      Shows emotions more clearly

    • D. 

      Both B and C

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 8. 
    Avoid zooming while filming because
    • A. 

      It looks un-professional

    • B. 

      It makes people sick

    • C. 

      Filming is different than how your eye perceives things

    • D. 

      All of these

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 9. 
    High angle shots work well in most situations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Low angle shots can be used to make people look bigger, but is not good for general shots.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    In a close-up the space above a person's head is called headroom.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    If you do not include looking room on each side of the subject during a close-up
    • A. 

      The shot is off-balance

    • B. 

      The subject will look crowded

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 13. 
    Lead room allows the viewer to follow the action with their eyes...
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Toward or away is a filming technique where the camera stays still and the subject moves toward or away from the camera.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    It is better to shoot from further away and zoom in, instead of getting close.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False