Definition of mid shot in English:

mid shot


  • A shot taken at a medium distance.

    • ‘The shots with real people, close-ups, mid shots, whatever, would be done during the principal photography.’
    • ‘The first hour was taken up with her mid shots and close ups which meant that I was there just to feed her the lines and provide an eyeline.’
    • ‘In a mid shot, you can easily recognise an individual but you can also see what they are doing with their hands.’
    • ‘We get a couple of seconds to take all this in before we cut back to the mid shot across the desk.’
    • ‘If possible, shoot on three separate videotapes: one for close-ups, one for mid shots and one for long shots.’