Film Camera Shots/Angles Research

2 AM: The Smiling Man

I chose 2 AM: The Smiling Man for this project.  The film showed that while walking late one night, a man notices another man walking strangely.  The strange man has an eerie smile and the main actor does not know what the smiling man is up to or what he plans to do.

Mid Shot

This shot is a mid-shot where it shows the actor’s head and shoulders. The effect this shot has on the audience is that it allowed me to understand a little about the actor’s emotions and facial expression at that point in time.  The actor gives a half-smile as he has just seen the smiling man walking weirdly and he doesn’t seem to be worried anything is going to happen.

Long Shot

This particular shot of the smiling man walking towards the main actor is a long shot.   It makes the audience wonder why this smiling man is walking weirdly.  This shot creates mystery for the audience and an impression that he could be dangerous.

Over the Shoulder

This shot is over the shoulder because it is looking from the main actor’s perspective because he is looking at the smiling man.  It does not seem to involve the audience because the camera is focused on what is going on behind the actor.

Close Up

This is a close-up of the main actor breathing a sigh of relief after thinking the smiling man is not going to do anything to him.  This shot captures tense emotions and an intense or frightful moment for the audience.

Extreme Close Up

This is an extreme close-up shot because it showing the main actor’s facial expression up close.  This creates fear or tension for the audience.

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