aerial shot
  a camera shot filmed in an exterior location from far overhead (from a bird's eye view), as from a helicopter (most common), blimp, balloon, plane, or kite; a variation on the crane shot; if the aerial shot is at the opening of a film, aka an establishing shot
  Examples: the hunting scene in Tom Jones (1963), the helicopter raid in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979), the title card for Dr. Strangelove, Or: (1964) (see above), or the opening aerial shot of Manhattan in West Side Story (1961), of Polanski's Rosemary's Baby (1968), and of American Beauty (1999).

Glossary of cinematic terms . 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Aerial shot — Aerial shots are usually done with a crane or with a camera attached to a special helicopter to view large landscapes. This sort of shot would be restricted to exterior locations. A good area to do this shot would be a scene that takes place on a …   Wikipedia

  • Aerial Shot — F/A/V An extremely high angle view of a subject usually taken from a crane or a high stationary camera position, but may also refer to a shot taken from an actual airplane or helicopter. (Production) …   Audio and video glossary

  • Aerial shot — PP A high angle shot taken from crane, a high stationary position or a helicopter or airplane …   Audio and video glossary

  • aerial shot — photograph taken from an aircraft …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Shot (filmmaking) — In film, a shot is a continuous strip of motion picture film, created of a series of frames, that runs for an uninterrupted period of time. Shots are generally filmed with a single camera and can be of any duration. A shot in production, defined… …   Wikipedia

  • Aerial Anti-Mafia Mission — (Mission Aérienne Anti Mafia) is the name of the twelfth story arc in the Buck Danny comic book series by Jean Michel Charlier and Victor Hubinon. Contents 1 Publication history 2 Plot 2.1 The Valley of Green Death …   Wikipedia

  • Aerial warfare — For military aviation forces and equipment see Military aviation. For strategic theory on the use of air forces, see Airpower. Warfare Military history Eras …   Wikipedia

  • Aerial Engagements of the Second Sino-Japanese War — 1937 1940Fighting in China, the Hawk 75 took an active part in combat but did not achieve any special success. The 16th Squadron of the 6th Bomber Air Group, having earlier flown the V 92 Corsair light bomber, was changed to a fighter squadron on …   Wikipedia

  • Aerial refueling — A C 17 Globemaster refuels through the boom of a Boeing KC 135 Stratotanker …   Wikipedia

  • shot — noun 1 act of firing a gun ADJECTIVE ▪ excellent, fine, good, well placed ▪ clean ▪ He killed them with a clean shot to their heads. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”