Camera Shots, Transitions and Editing, Symbolism

High angle shot: The camera is placed higher than the subject, often suggesting a Godís-eye view of helpless and vulnerable people.

Fade-in: the screen grows lighter until the new screen is fully visible.

              i.      Wipe: Older transitional device found in many old films and some modern films that seek an archaic effect. The wipe acts as a sort of windshield wiper that wipes off the first scene, revealing the next.

             ii.      Iris: Older transitional device also found in older films.

1.  Iris-in: The new scene first appears in the center of the previous scene and then this circle expands until it fills the screen.

2.  Iris-out: Shows the new scene first appearing along the perimeter and then the circle closes in on the previous scene.