Hi all. I've been self-teaching myself cinematography for the past few years. My question in this thread pertains to what the "accepted" terminology is for certain angles/shots.
In terms of framing and the position of the camera in relation to the actor on the X-axis, what are the accepted terms for the camera being placed:
- Directly behind the actor.
- Directly in front of.
- Directly profile (this I'm assuming is called merely called "profile")
- An uneven position. For instance, directly behind the talent, but 30 degrees skewed to the right. Or directly profile, but 20 degrees skewed to the left. This is the one I'm most fuzzy on. What do I call this when trying to communicate with other DOPs?
Thanks in advance!