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Shot List

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No No Variable Character Length (2GB) None Item Yes Yes


Definition: A shot-by-shot description of a film or video.


Purpose: Enables users to research a film or video shot-by-shot.


Relationship: This element is independent.


Guidance: Enter the shot-by-shot descriptions. Avoid using unexplained acronyms or unknown organizational designations.

If Shot List uses an acronym that is not defined in either Title or Scope and Content Note, define the acronym the first time that it is used in Shot List. Consult the Abbreviations section for further guidance on other abbreviation topics.


l) [Close Up (CU)] Jersey Ringel, the aerial acrobat. 2) [Aerial Medium Shot (AMS)] Ringel performing daring aerial acrobatic feat, looping the loop while standing on top of early model plane. View of plane landing, acrobat on top of plane. From Auto to Plane at 70 miles per hr. 3) [Medium Close Up (MCU)] Jersey Ringel, riding on top of speeding auto, going down highway. 4) Ringel standing on top of car, catches hold of aerial ladder attached to low-flying plane. 5) Early model plane in flight with Ringel suspended on ladder. 6) [Medium Shot (MS)] Similar to scene 4, repeat of feat. 7) [Aerial Close Up (ACU)] Ringel performing acrobatics on trapeze on top of early model plane. 8) [AMS] plane landing. 9) [ACU] Early model plane with Jersey Ringel performing on trapeze. 10) Ringel performing a thrilling upside-down stunt on trapeze. 11) Ringel standing on top of early model plane. Jersey Ringel, Ace of Dare Devils, His Greatest Sky Thriller -- Chattanooga, Tenn. 12) [MCU] Early model plane taking off. Name on side of plane "Jersey Ringel." Ringel, blindfolded, climbing around struts, climbs to top of plane and stands erect as plane is in flight.13) [Aerial Medium Close Up (AMCU)] Ringel, blindfolded, releases hold on plane, stands erect, holds hands up over head. 14) Ringel, blindfolded, climbs down wing of plane and stands on head as plane is in flight. 15) [Aerial Shot (AS)] Ringel standing on plane and "changes planes." 16) [MS] Ringel grasps aerial ladder of a passing plane and climbs aboard. 17) [CU] Ringel walking amidst struts of plane. 18) [ACU] Ringel blindfolded, decides to change planes and hooks onto original plane, missing death by a matter of inches. Name on early model plane "Jersey Ringel." 19) [MS] Ringel hanging by feet from early model plane. Three Army Dare Devils leap from same plane 2500' in clouds - Chanute Field, Rantoul, Ill. 20) [CU] Lt. Hamilton, champion altitude jumper of the world, Sgts. Kamemsky and Shoemaker, and Pilots Carter and Weddington. 21) Personnel inspecting the servicemen's parachutes. 22) [MS] servicemen boarding small biplane preparatory to flight. 23) [MCU] Biplane taking off with two parachutists atop.

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