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Josh Matthews

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What Long Shots in Movies Mean

Which movie images can make you feel awestruck, terrified, or both? The long shot is a crucial aspect of film. It shows you vast landscapes, vistas, horizons, and images of things that are enormous. But these shots aren't just about showing you pretty landscape pictures.…
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November 26, 2019
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What are Close Shots and Close-Ups For?

This video shows you how close shots, or close-ups, are used in movies and videos. I talk about what it means for movies, as an art form, to use so many close shots. Discussed is Sergei Eisenstein, Jacques Tati, individualism, celebrities, and beauty. This is…
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November 22, 2019