Shot Type Activity 1


Learning objectives: By the end of this activity, you will be able to:

  1. identify and name at least 20 standard shot types using standard professional terms
  2. create a folder on your C drive and give it a descriptive name
  3. use a screenshot tool such as Snagit to capture part of your screen
  4. descriptively rename files and folders
  5. upload folders from your C drive to Google Drive
  6. get a shareable link to a folder on Google Drive, and
  7. submit a link to Google Classroom

Step One

Review the shot types viewable via the links below. These links also appear on the main menu at left:

Step Two

Create a folder for this activity within your class folder on the C drive. Name the folder shot_types1 or something similar. You will be saving your shots to this folder.

Step Three

Find as many different shots as you can in YouTube video clips. You can use the clips provided below or other clips you find on your own. The shot types page on CAILAB has 23 types listed, so shoot for finding at least 15.

Note that some shots will include two types. For example, an establishing shot is usually also a long shot.

When you find a shot that you want to save, pause the video and take a screenshot using Snagit or another screenshot app. Save the screenshots in the folder you created in Step Two. Important: Save each screenshot using the name of the shot type it represents.

Step Four

Upload the entire folder you created in Step Two to your class folder on Google Drive. This folder should now contain all the screenshots you took for Step Three.

Step Five

Submit your folder to Google Classroom. You can do this either by submitting a screenshot of your folder on Google Drive or by submitting the drive itself using the Google Classroom menu.