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Term: Re-Establishing Shot

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A shot that reminds the viewers of the spatial layout of the scene and the respective positions of the characters in relation to it. The re-establishing shot once again draws attention to the location, which was previously recognized and noted by the viewers in the establishing shot. Between several closer shots, the director will periodically provide a re-establishing shot, in order to refresh the viewers’ sense of the overall geography of the scene. In addition, re-establishing shots often appear at the end of a scene as a kind of conclusion.

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