e. Often camera angles are described in shots. These would include the
two-shot, the three-shot group shot, the over-the-shoulder shot, and the
reaction shot, the cut-in shot and the cut-away shot.
(1) A two-shot is two talents, e.g., a boy and a girl, the good guy and
the bad guy. There are many types of two-shots. The most interesting is the
two-shot in which the subjects sit or stand facing each other (fig 3-39). One
of the two may dominate due to lighting, a more favorable angle to the lens, or
better position or one is physically taller.
Two-shot camera angle
(2) A three-shot defines the type of scene.
It also identifies the
number of people; this aids in further identifying what is expected (fig 3-40).
Three-shot camera angle