Camera Shots & Angles



This lesson will discuss the importance of how to use a video camera to create interesting, creative, and meaningful shots. Basic camera shots and angles along with framing heights will be the primary focus in this one period lesson. Students will be exposed to a mixture of visual demonstrations, theory, artistic expression, note taking, and class discussion in this lesson.

Lesson Time

60 - 90 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Grade Levels
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Adult

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • The objective for this lesson is for all students to see and understand basic camera shots and angles along with various common framing heights. Students will be able to identify and discuss: various shots and framing, and basic artistic composition via a video camera.
  • Overall goal: Students will understand and identify what these basic camera shots looks like and when and why it would be used in a film or video. By understanding how to use a video camera to shoot high quality, creative, and well composed shots each student will be able to make all of their videos projects more meaningful and professional.

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