[ ih-stab-li-shing shot ]
/ ɪˈstæb lɪ ʃɪŋ ˈʃɒt /
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(in film and TV production) a scene-opening shot, usually very wide, that sets up the context for the scene:Opening a movie with an establishing shot of a city skyline was especially common in the sixties and seventies.
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Origin of establishing shot
First recorded in 1940–45
Words nearby establishing shot
EST, estab., establish, established, established church, establishing shot, establishment, establishmentarian, estafette, Estaing, d', estamin
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