Wide shot


In 1878, one of the first true motion pictures, Sallie Gardner at a Gallop, was released.


It is arguable that it is very basic but it still remains that it was displayed as a wide angle as both the rider and horse are fully visible in the frame. === 1880s === After this innovation, in the 1880s celluloid photographic film and motion picture cameras became available so more motion pictures could be created in the form of Kinetoscope or through projectors.


These early films also maintained a wide angle layout as it was the best way to keep everything visible for the viewer. === 1890s === Once motion pictures became more available in the 1890s there were public screenings of many different films only being around a minute long, or even less.


Once the introduction of new framing techniques were introduced then more and more were made and used for their benefits that they could provide that wide shots couldn't. === Early 1900s === This was the point at which motion pictures evolved from short, minute long, screening to becoming full-length motion pictures.


She is frequently pictured in a wide shot format as a way to display both her and the horrific surroundings to build a disturbing contrast. In the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, a very wide shot is used that keeps all the protagonists on screen with the Wizard's palace in clear view.


However, it still remained as it is almost irreplaceable in what it can achieve. === 1960s === When television entered the home, it was seen as a massive hit to the cinema industry and many saw it as the decline in cinema popularity.


A key example of them is the frequent use of establishing shots and very wide shots in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy showing the vast New Zealand landscape to instil awe in the audience. In the 1993 film Schindler's List, there is a running image of a small girl trapped within a concentration camp wearing a red coat (the only colour in the film).


This is shot very far back to give the shot more clarity and to see the flip through its entirety as opposed to cutting midway through. In the 2015 Ridley Scott film The Martian the protagonist Mark Watney is stranded on Mars and the film contains many wide shots.

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