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In photography, film, and television, a standard shot size which shows a foreground subject that fills the screen. A CU of a person would show their face and shoulders, cutting off the top of their head. This mimics the intimate zone in face-to-face interaction, draws attention to facial expression, and abstracts the subject from the context. See also big close-up; MCU.

Subjects: Media Studies.


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