Stage 32 Glossary
framing (framed shot)
Framing, or framed shot, refers to the way a shot is composed, and how subjects and objects are surrounded by the boundaries or perimeter of the film image, or by the use of a rectangle or enclosing shape (such as a shadow, mirror, door or hallway) within the film image. Also, camera angles such as low-angle and high-angle shots contribute to the framing. "Reframing" refers to short panning or tilting movements of the camera to adjust to the character's movements and keep them onscreen, centered, and in the frame.