A medium-long shot
A medium-closeup shot
The shot scale
Film makers block out their movies using the shot scale, also called camera distance:
- Extreme closeup: A small object or part of the body fills most of the screen.
- Closeup: A person’s head, or an object of a comparable size, fills most of the screen.
- Medium closeup: A person’s head and chest would fill most of the screen.
- Medium shot: A person seen from the waist up would fill most of the screen.
- Medium long shot: A person from the knees up would fill most of the screen.
- Long shot: The full figure of a standing person would appear nearly the height of the screen.
- Extreme long shot: A building, landscape or crowd of people would fill the screen.