What is a medium shot?

Learn how to use a medium shot in your videos.

Also called a waist shot or a mid-shot, a medium shot in film and tv is a type of camera shot that shows the subject from the waist up. Medium shots draw attention to both the character and their surroundings by giving them equal space in the frame. Learn more about this type of shot — plus, when and how to use it to enhance your videos.

Put medium shots to work.

Medium shots are a creative and impactful way to make your film angles more dynamic. Here are some tips for when to use a medium shot.

Get creative with your films.

Find more video tips to elevate your video projects and expand your creativity. Then, discover everything you can do with Adobe Premiere Pro to easily edit your films — and have fun doing it.