An international 8-step system based on human proportions,
making the framing easier.
of typical shot abbreviations used in a script:
Long Shot ELS (General view GV)
long Shot VLS
Shot FS (Long shot LS)
Medium Shot LMS (MLS)
Close-Up MCU (MCS)
Close-Up ECU (XCU, BCU)
other than people is usually restricted to ELS, MS and CU.
Framing is then defined case by case.
a simpler 5-step ratio is used, omitting LS, LMS and MCU.
Ratio FAQ [www.hometheaterforum.com/