Establishing shot


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A Establishing Shot ( German  "opening scene" ) is the first setting a sequence, often a long shot . It usually shows a landscape photograph or the respective location of the event. The establishing shot is intended to introduce and thereby establish the location of the action. It thus serves the spatial and temporal orientation of the viewer in the action space.

Establishing shots are particularly important at well-known locations such as famous world cities. They have to be designed in such a way that the viewer can immediately recognize the location. A very popular example is Hong Kong , which has been introduced as an establishing shot very often since the 1970s with almost identical shots of an airplane landing over the city at the famous Kai Tak Airport . For films that are set in Berlin , z. B. the television tower or the Bundestag shown in the opening sequence, in Paris mostly the Eiffel Tower .

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