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Q: broadcast ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: broadcast
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: clarence-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 14 Aug 2002 12:42 PDT
Expires: 13 Sep 2002 12:42 PDT
Question ID: 54635
what do the abbreviations GV SV SCU TS CU mean in filming?
Subject: Re: broadcast
Answered By: poormattie-ga on 14 Aug 2002 19:16 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
The terms you're looking for apply to filming, but many also apply to
general photography as well. These abbreviations are all camera
'shots', and you'd often find them abbreviated in screenplays and shot
summaries. There are a number of good research sites for this, the two
most helpful I found were:

A Basic Glossary of Film Terms


Below is the expansion and a brief description of the abbreviations
you're seeking.

Stands for: Close Up
Refers to:  A detailed shot near the subject, varying from a few feet
to a few inches.
Stands for: General View
Refers to:  Wide, broad shot. Also referred to as an Extreme Long Shot

TS (1)
Stands for: Trucking Shot/Tracking Shot/Travelling Shot
Refers to:  A shot with the camera physically moving to follow the
action (via truck/dolly)

TS (2)
Stands for: Tilt Shot
Refers to:  A shot where the camera tilts up or down to follow action
or survey the scene.

Stands for: Subjective View AKA a "Point-of-View" (POV) shot.
Refers to:  Gives the audience a view from the perspective of the
subject/character (POV)

Stands for: Subjective Close Up
Refers to:  Another term for 'Extreme Close Up' (ECU); a very tight
close up.

In case it helps you find additional information, I used the following
search keywords to track down these descriptions:
photography shot abbreviation CU
"close up" +SCU shot
"subjective close up"
Glossary of Film Terms
"Tilt shot"
"extreme close up" glossary

I hope this helps. If you need additional clarification, don't
hesitate to ask.
clarence-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: broadcast
From: websearcher-ga on 14 Aug 2002 13:48 PDT
Hi clarence:

The only one I wsas able to find is:

CU = close up

I imagine SCU is "Something" close up....


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