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tv drama analysis of camera angles and camera shots on skins series 3 episode 8

September 29, 2011

Skins series 3 episode 8 –

Start of the episode up to 6 mins 25 seconds in.

opening scene on effys face so this is a eye level shot, as she falls back onto the bed and shows her and cook this is a close up, camera moves back to effy which is still an eye level shot, shot reverse shot used as cook and effy get dressed on seperate sides of the bed, Cook leaves another shot reverse shot.

Knee shot of effy sitting in her bathroom, close up with her and her mobile phone, extreme close up on her mobile with a canted shot, back to close up when she rings someone with an eye level shot, tracking shot as effy walks into downstairs doesnt show actualy walking down the stairs though, short zoom on her mum in the kitchen reading a newspaper.

Effy walks into the kitchen tracking shot, zooming in shot on her mum shouting at the newspaper, shot reverse shot used on effy and her mum, close up on effy and her mum with each shot reverse shot. Tracking shot as effy walks to the sink, close up shot on effy at sink, shot reverse shot again with close ups with effy and her mum in the kitchen, shot reverse shot again as effy smashes a vase on the floor, close up on her mum. Extreme close up on her feet as she walks over the broken vase, close up on her mum due to her not careing.

Panning shot on effy walking through freddies garden towards the shed, with a long shot of her as shes walking, knee shot as she aproaches shed door then close up – eye level shot, as she opens the door this is a tracking shot, opens the door to katie and freddie kissing this is a eye level shot, shot reverse shot used enthasise shock of freddie catching him and katie together, long shot on effy standing in doorway, knee shot on katie and freddie sitting on the sofa, close up on effy at eye level, pan shot of katie speaking to effy as she gets up, shot reverse shot on katie and effy with close up on each character. Extreme close up on katie grabbing freddies hand, eye level shot of katie and freddie speaking to effy with shot reverse shot on effy then back onto freddie and katie, pan shot on katie still with eye level shot, back to close up of katie and effy standing next to eachother, shot reverse shot on katie and freddie as he is now sitting on the sofa, close up of freddie pulling a face at eye level, extreme close up of effy at eye level, tracking shot with katie and who shes looking at, shot reverse shot on effy and freddie to show emotion, tracking shot on freddie as he approaches effy with shot reverse shot at eye level, extreme close up on freddie as effy walks out of the shed.

pan shot on effy walking closer to the camera for close up, long shot on her body as she is sick, knee shot as she stands back up, slowly zooming in on her face to highlight emotion, to an extreme close up of her crying, extreme close up on her shoes that shes been sick on this is a high angle shot, full body shot as she picks up her shoes, Long shot with tracking as she puts her shoes in the bin and walks off.

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