Establishing shot – creates setting and constructs spatial patterns
Two shot – standard Hollywood practice for a conversation
Reestablishing shot – remind us where we are or return to a familiar image we’ve seen before
Insert- brief shot that draws our attention to something we might have missed if a longer shot hadn’t been interrupted
180 degree rule – primary rule of continuity edition, as if the room or setting was bisected by an imaginary axis of action
30 degree rule – to preserve idea of continuity, no shot can be made which has changed its angle more than 30 degree from the preceding shot
Shot-reverse shot – used during conversation. A character at one en of 180-degree line is speaking to another at the other end. Subsequent two shots will follow the pattern for spatial continuity.
Eyeline match – device which suggests that when a character looks off camera, the subsequent shot will reveal what they’re looking at. Continuity of physical space
POV shot – from the perspective of the viewer; often used to simulate a personal experience.