Shots and Angles English

Hi guys. We have just started our new unit, …Filming! We are doing a shots and angles lesson and we are… taking photo’s of various shots of pictures.


We learned 5 different ways of angles. First, we learned 2 basic angles, bird’s eye view and worms eye view.

This is bird’s eye view:

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The purpose of this is to make the angle different of course. Also, most importantly, this makes the viewer know how the person in the camera will look high above/you can know what is surrounding them.

Next is the worm’s eye view:

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This kind of angle’s purpose is to represent a character is strong/powerful. This tells the viewer that the character has powers and is strong.

There is 2 similar views too. It is called, close up view, and extreme close up view. The differences are that the extreme close up is closing up on the character more than the ordinary close up view.

Close up view:

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This purpose is to show the character’s looks in a close detailed way. In this case, I wanted to show the details and areas of the boy’s face. I also wanted to show some expression, except not too much.

Extreme close eye view:

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This purpose is to show their expression clearly. In this case, you can see the boy staring at something/squinting at something and is concentrated. In other ways, I wanted to show what their feeling about.

Then there is wide angle shot.

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This purpose is to see the surrounding of a character from a flat angle. This makes the character appeal and the other characters appeal too. The character is small in the distance but sometimes the viewer will be focused on the photo. Also I think the purpose of this angle is to show how the location is like and trying to represent the location.


These were picture we took from our school roof. All of these photo’s were tooken by us and we learned that angles can change the characters actions, and emotions. We were supposed to go to the roof and take pictures of these angles. I learned new shots and the purpose of lots of shots.



Art Reflection

Hi guys. In this couple of weeks we had a unit on art and we needed to paint a portrait of someone you know/yourself in a paper.


This is my portrait.


During this unit I think I improved on my drawing skills and blending skills. I learned how to blend well from color to color. I think I got more used to drawing. Also in this unit, I improved on my creativity skills. I think this unit made me think a lot and made me learn more techniques.


I didn’t finish my portrait painting because I didn’t spend my time well. I think I should have painted the inside of the drawing first because my complete product was a little bit sketchy. I think I should have either focused a lot on my background or my detailed painting. I tried to blend my painting from top to bottom but it didn’t work as I thought it would. I was drawing Kenryo and I thought about drawing his passions.
We learned 3 different types of portraits. First, is social. This drawing style can represent someone how they are in public or how they communicate others in the outside of the person. Then, there is aesthetic. This is a type where you show their passions, and their beauty. At last, there is political which is a drawing style that shows the strongness of the person and the power of the person. This can mean to express their power.

I chose aesthetic painting because I knew Kenryo a lot in the inside. I knew about his thoughts and ideas, what he has so I decided aesthetic painting can be a good option for me to paint him.


I tried to use different colors to express Kenryo. So I decided his background can be from midday to midnight. I tried to blend the background colors well so it looks like a natural time change. I used this because Kenryo spends his time wisely. In the detailed part of the painting, I tried to express Kenryo as a passioned, active person. I tried to draw main things Kenryo had, and things he loved to do in his life.


I tried to use my best brush work on my background/blending. At first, I couldn’t blend and was having trouble mixing colors (see bottom of portrait). But once I learned how to blend, and knew how to blend, I became better and I mixed my blending easier. I experimented on mixing many different colors and tested what a color will be. I also tried to make my blending unique because I tried to paint my drawing with a mixture of a thick brush and a thin brush so the combinations will get well.


I think I should have put more shading since I didn’t think about shades so if I had put in some shades on various parts, I think my portrait could have been better.