- What types of information can we get from visual texts?
- What are the three important types of camera shots?
- How do these different types of shots affect meaning?
- How do these different shots convey different points of view?
Key Teaching Points
- • Visual learning is enhanced by focusing on images as a source of information
- • There are three important types of camera shots:
- • These three different types of shots grant the viewer different points of view.
- • How a subject is framed affects meaning, (ie details are prominent in close-ups, relationships in medium shots, and the context in long shots.)
- • Interpretation of an image may vary depending on what the viewer sees and doesn’t see.
Visual Literacy Terms
Close-up – focus in on details and facial expressions but none or little of the context.
Medium shot – shows the subject in relation to the immediate context; reveals relationships, be them person-to-person, person-to-thing, person-to-a space, etc.
Long shot – shows the subject in relation to the overall context; unveils information about the overall context