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Shot reverse shot

Shot reverse shot is a film technique that consists of a sequence of three shots. The first shot is a person's face. The second shot is what that person is looking at (whether it be another person or an object). And the final shot is the person again where we process how that person feels about what he or she is looking at. This sequence is meant to help the audience build identification with the character, as well as emphasize object location in the scene; the technique is essential to the Institutional Mode of Representation.

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