establishing shot
noun Date: circa 1948 a usually long shot in film or video used at the beginning of a sequence to establish an overview of the scene that follows

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  • establishing shot —   usually a long (wide angle or full) shot at the beginning of a scene (or a sequence) that is intended to show things from a distance (often an aerial shot), and to inform the audience with an overview in order to help identify and orient the… …   Glossary of cinematic terms

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  • establishing shot — noun A master shot, the primary wide shot of a scene used to inform the audience of the location or situation. Syn: long shot, wide shot …   Wiktionary

  • Establishing Shot — F/A/V Usually a long shot at the beginning of a scene which is intended to inform the audience about a changed locale or time for the scene which follows. (Production) VP A film technique used to establish the scene, story or genre of a video.… …   Audio and video glossary

  • Establishing shot — FilmM abbreviation ES. The view is so far from the subject that he isn’t even visible. This shot helps set up the location of the scene; the outside of a building, a landscape, or the inside of a large room PP A shot generally shown at the… …   Audio and video glossary

  • establishing shot — noun : a long shot in movie or television photography to establish a scene or locale before photographing specific action or detail …   Useful english dictionary

  • establishing shot — TV Opening image of a program or scene. Usually, it’s a wide and/or distant perspective that orients viewers to the overall setting and surroundings …   Audio and video glossary

  • Shot (filmmaking) — In film, a shot is a continuous strip of motion picture film, created of a series of frames, that runs for an uninterrupted period of time. Shots are generally filmed with a single camera and can be of any duration. A shot in production, defined… …   Wikipedia

  • shot — noun 1 act of firing a gun ADJECTIVE ▪ excellent, fine, good, well placed ▪ clean ▪ He killed them with a clean shot to their heads. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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