Camera Shots, Angles, Basic Camera Parts

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Camera Shots, Angles, Basic Camera Parts - Quiz

A quiz about camera shots and angles to test your knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What shot is used to represent a character as having power?

    • A.

      High angle shot

    • B.

      Low angle shot

    • C.

      Establishing shot

    • D.

      Canted shot

    Correct Answer
    B. Low angle shot
    Explanation
    A low angle shot is used to represent a character as having power. This shot is taken from a low position, looking up at the character, making them appear larger and more dominant. It creates a sense of authority and superiority, emphasizing the character's power and control over the situation. By shooting the character from below, it conveys a sense of intimidation and strength, enhancing their presence and impact on the audience.

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  • 2. 

    What shot is used to show the emotions on a characters face?

    • A.

      Extreme close up

    • B.

      Close up

    • C.

      Aerial shot

    • D.

      Scooby doo shot

    Correct Answer
    A. Extreme close up
    Explanation
    An extreme close up shot is used to show the emotions on a character's face. This shot focuses on a specific part of the face, such as the eyes or mouth, allowing the audience to see the subtlest of expressions and emotions. It creates a sense of intimacy and intensity, drawing the viewer's attention to the character's emotions and enhancing their connection with the story.

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  • 3. 

    Why are P.O.V shots used in TV drama?

  • 4. 

    What shot shows a character from their shouders upwards and why?

  • 5. 

    An establishing shot/long shot is used to set the location of a scene

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An establishing shot or long shot is a technique used in filmmaking to provide the audience with a wide view of the location or setting where the scene takes place. It helps to establish the context and geography of the scene, giving viewers a sense of the environment and the characters' spatial relationship within it. By showing the location in its entirety, an establishing shot sets the stage for the upcoming action and helps the audience understand the scene better. Therefore, the statement "An establishing shot/long shot is used to set the location of a scene" is true.

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  • 6. 

    What is a wide shot?

    • A.

      When it makes a character looks really fat

    • B.

      When a character takes up the whole frame

    Correct Answer
    B. When a character takes up the whole frame
    Explanation
    A wide shot refers to a camera shot that captures a large area or scene, often showing the entire setting or environment. In this context, when a character takes up the whole frame, it means that the camera is zoomed in or focused solely on the character, excluding any other elements from the shot. This is the opposite of a wide shot, as it narrows the focus and eliminates the wider context of the scene.

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  • 7. 

    What shot would be used to establish the full costume of a character in TV drama?

    • A.

      Establishing shot

    • B.

      Long shot

    • C.

      Close up

    • D.

      Extreme close up

    Correct Answer
    B. Long shot
    Explanation
    A long shot would be used to establish the full costume of a character in a TV drama. A long shot is a camera shot that captures the entire body of the character along with their surroundings. This shot allows the audience to see the character's costume in its entirety, providing important visual information about the character's appearance and style.

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  • 8. 

    Why is a mid shot used?

    • A.

      To show a characters facial expression while still showing alot of their body

    • B.

      To show someones feet

    • C.

      To show someone walking

    Correct Answer
    A. To show a characters facial expression while still showing alot of their body
    Explanation
    A mid shot is used to capture a character's facial expression while still showing a significant portion of their body. This shot allows the audience to observe the character's emotions and reactions more closely, providing a better understanding of their thoughts and feelings. By including a larger portion of the body, the shot also gives context to the character's actions and movements, enhancing the overall storytelling.

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  • 9. 

    When you first began to conduct on camera interviews what type of shot were you asked to get?

    • A.

      Extreme Closeup

    • B.

      Over the Shoulder

    • C.

      The view someone can see

    Correct Answer
    B. Over the Shoulder
    Explanation
    When conducting on camera interviews, one is often asked to get an "Over the Shoulder" shot. This shot is commonly used in interviews to show the interviewer's perspective, with the interviewee's shoulder and part of their profile visible in the frame. It helps to create a sense of engagement and connection between the interviewer and the audience, as well as providing a visual context for the conversation.

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  • 10. 

    The light enters through this part of the camera. This is the most vital part of a camera.  

    • A.

      View finder

    • B.

      Lens

    • C.

      Shutter release

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    B. Lens
    Explanation
    The lens is the part of the camera through which light enters. It is responsible for focusing the light onto the image sensor or film, creating a clear and sharp image. Without the lens, the camera would not be able to capture any photos or videos. Therefore, the lens is considered the most vital part of a camera.

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  • 11. 

    Cameras vary on which type they require and this important part of the camera stores all of the memory information

    • A.

      Lcd screen

    • B.

      Shutter release

    • C.

      Memory card

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    C. Memory card
    Explanation
    The given question is asking about an important part of the camera that stores all of the memory information. Out of the options provided, the correct answer is "memory card". This is because memory cards are used in cameras to store digital data, such as photos and videos. They come in different types and capacities, and are essential for saving and transferring the captured images and videos. The other options, such as LCD screen and shutter release, are not directly related to storing memory information in a camera.

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  • 12. 

    This is found on all DLSRs and some model of digital compacts. This is the main visual source for image -taking. 

    • A.

      Viewfinder

    • B.

      Aperture

    • C.

      Body

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. Viewfinder
    Explanation
    The viewfinder is found on all DSLRs and some models of digital compacts. It serves as the main visual source for image-taking, allowing the photographer to see exactly what the camera lens sees. By looking through the viewfinder, the photographer can compose the shot, adjust focus, and make other necessary adjustments to capture the desired image.

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  • 13. 

    This is the main portion of the camera and bodies can be number of different shapes  and sizes 

    • A.

      User controls

    • B.

      The body of the camera

    • C.

      Lens

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    B. The body of the camera
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the body of the camera. The body of the camera refers to the main portion of the camera that houses all the internal components and user controls. It can come in various shapes and sizes depending on the type and model of the camera. The body is responsible for holding and protecting the camera's internal mechanisms and providing a platform for the user to operate the camera effectively.

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