Cover shot

An establishing shot that begins a sequence with a wide or long-distance view of the action and its location.

 In television, it is common to begin a sequence with a wide or long-distance view of the action and its location. This kind of establishing shot is called a cover shot.

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Cover shot
resources
  • The 10 Best Opening Shots in Film on cinelinx.com
  • What's an establishing shot? on howstuffworks.com
  • Establishing Shot: Everything You Need to Know on nfi.edu
  • What Is An Establishing Shot? How to Effectively Use Establishing Shots in Your Film on masterclass.com
  • Taste of Cinema – Movie Reviews and Classic Movie Lists on tasteofcinema.com
source
Adapted from content published on wikipedia.org
credit
  • Image by Jet Lowe - Library of Congress, Prints and Photograph Division, Historic American Engineering Record: HAER NY,31-NEYO,90-79, Public Domain — from wikimedia.org
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