History Main / EstablishingShot

6th Feb '18 2:31:12 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' established they were in one of the two principal apartments by showing [[http://gonyc.about.com/od/photogalleries/ss/tv-movie-location-photos_3.htm an apartment building in Greenwich Village]].

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' established they were in one of the two principal apartments by showing [[http://gonyc.about.com/od/photogalleries/ss/tv-movie-location-photos_3.htm an apartment building in Greenwich Village]].Village.]]
6th Feb '18 2:30:51 PM WillKeaton
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** And every apartment in Italy has a view of either the Leaning Tower of Pisa or the Colosseum. This was parodied in ''Series/PoliceSquad!'', when Drebin by means of voiceover informs the viewer that he is going to Little Italy to follow up a lead, and the Colosseum is shown in the background. A subsequent interior scene shows the Tower of Pisa outside the window.

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** And every apartment in Italy has a view of either the Leaning Tower of Pisa or the Colosseum. This was parodied in ''Series/PoliceSquad!'', ''Series/PoliceSquad'', when Drebin by means of voiceover informs the viewer that he is going to Little Italy to follow up a lead, and the Colosseum is shown in the background. A subsequent interior scene shows the Tower of Pisa outside the window.
13th Jan '18 4:42:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''KickinIt'' has a particularly heavy-handed use of establishing shots, with the exteriors of the mall and school being noticeably out of scale to the limited indoor sets.

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* ''KickinIt'' ''Series/KickinIt'' has a particularly heavy-handed use of establishing shots, with the exteriors of the mall and school being noticeably out of scale to the limited indoor sets.
2nd Jan '18 11:16:59 PM DirtyHarry44Magnum
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* ''VideoGame/TreasurePlanetBattleAtProcyon'' uses an establishing shot at the start of every mission in the campaign, showing the surrounding area before zooming in on the command ship.
25th Oct '17 1:32:27 PM RedScharlach
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* Overused ad nausem in Tommy Wiseau's ''Film/TheRoom'', providing some snark bait to the [[Podcast/RiffTrax riffers]].

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* Overused ad nausem nauseum in Tommy Wiseau's ''Film/TheRoom'', providing some snark bait to for the [[Podcast/RiffTrax riffers]].



* The CIA again in basically any show where they go to CIA headquarters someone walks over the seal in the main entrance, including ''Homeland''.
* Scenes set on Centauri Prime in ''Series/BabylonFive'' always began with a SFX pan over the planet with several Centauri ships flying by. Similarly other planets in the series had their own establishing shots -- Earthdome for Earth, a beautiful crystal city for Minbar, and so on.

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* The CIA again As in films, in basically any show where they go to CIA headquarters headquarters, someone walks will walk over the seal in the main entrance, including ''Homeland''.
* Scenes set on Centauri Prime in ''Series/BabylonFive'' always began with a SFX pan over the planet with several Centauri ships flying by. Similarly other Other planets in the series had their own establishing shots -- Earthdome for Earth, a beautiful crystal city for Minbar, and so on.



** The orginal series also usually used a shot of the ship next to a globe that was supposed to be whatever planet it was visiting, even though India rotates through the shot.

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** The orginal original series also usually used a shot of the ship next to a globe that was supposed to be whatever planet it was visiting, even though India rotates through the shot.



* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', Several clips of the entrance to Cheyenne Mountain were shot 10 days before the series began and was not supplemented with new shots until the 9th or 10th season.

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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', Several several clips of the entrance to Cheyenne Mountain were shot 10 days before the series began and was were not supplemented with new shots until the 9th or 10th season.



** And every apartment in Italy has a view of either the Leaning Tower of Pisa or the Colosseum. This was parodied in ''Series/PoliceSquad!'', when Drebin by means of voiceover informs the viewer that he is going to Little Italy to follow up a lead, and the Colosseum is shown in the background. A subsequent interior scene shows the Pisa tower outside the window.

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** And every apartment in Italy has a view of either the Leaning Tower of Pisa or the Colosseum. This was parodied in ''Series/PoliceSquad!'', when Drebin by means of voiceover informs the viewer that he is going to Little Italy to follow up a lead, and the Colosseum is shown in the background. A subsequent interior scene shows the Tower of Pisa tower outside the window.



* ''Series/{{ER}}'' also has a subversion, in that the outside of the hospital is not shown until the very end of the final episode. But it's played straight with the inside of the hospital, as the second scene of the first episode follows Dr. Mark Greene through a hallway of the ER towards the admitting desk.

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* ''Series/{{ER}}'' also has a subversion, in that the outside of the hospital is not shown until the very end of the final episode. But it's played straight with the inside of the hospital, as the second scene of the first episode follows Dr. Mark Greene through a hallway of the ER towards toward the admitting admissions desk.



* Establishing shots of the Connors' house and other locations in ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' were all still photographs, except for the end of one one HalloweenEpisode in which the house was represented by a model (which exploded).
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' frequently uses random aerial shots of the ''entire city'', presumably to show the viewer that the the plot relevant areas haven't suddenly grown legs and moved to another city in the last couple minutes.
* ''Series/TheBill'' never used to bother with this, but it has only recently started to use a series of exterior stock shots of the various locations where we see the officers (the police station, hospital, etc) before cutting to interior scenes. The bad part? There are only about five or six alternative stock shots of each location, so get used to seeing the same two nurses walking past the hospital -- you'll be seeing them a lot.

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* Establishing shots of the Connors' house and other locations in ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' were all still photographs, except for the end of one one HalloweenEpisode in which the house was represented by a model (which exploded).
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' frequently uses random aerial shots of the ''entire city'', presumably to show the viewer that the the plot relevant plot-relevant areas haven't suddenly grown legs and moved to another city in the last couple of minutes.
* ''Series/TheBill'' never used to bother with this, but it has only recently later started to use a series of exterior stock shots of the various locations where we see the officers (the police station, hospital, etc) before cutting to interior scenes. The bad part? There are only about five or six alternative stock shots of each location, so get used to seeing the same two nurses walking past the hospital -- you'll be seeing them a lot.



* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' established they were in one of the two principal apartments by showing [[http://gonyc.about.com/od/photogalleries/ss/tv-movie-location-photos_3.htm an apartment building from Greenwich Village]].
* In ''Series/{{JAG}}'' the exterior of the in-universe JAG Headquarters building in Falls Church, Virginia is shown once or twice in most episodes.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' established they were in one of the two principal apartments by showing [[http://gonyc.about.com/od/photogalleries/ss/tv-movie-location-photos_3.htm an apartment building from in Greenwich Village]].
* In ''Series/{{JAG}}'' the exterior of the in-universe JAG Headquarters building in Falls Church, Virginia Virginia, is shown once or twice in most episodes.



* Tommy Wiseau's ''[[Series/TheNeighbors2015 The Neighbors]]'' uses the exact same establishing shot—that of the outside of the apartment building while a synth riff plays— for every single scene transition.

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* Tommy Wiseau's ''[[Series/TheNeighbors2015 The Neighbors]]'' uses the exact same establishing shot—that of shot — the outside of the apartment building while a synth riff plays— plays — for every single scene transition.



* Xawu did this for it's second [[http://xawu.thecomicseries.com/comics/25 chapter cover.]]

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* Xawu did this for it's its second [[http://xawu.thecomicseries.com/comics/25 chapter cover.]]



* Whenever we switch the story of ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' to another floor, we get an establishing shot of it's settlements, usually [[FloatingContinent flying cities and castles]]. [[StarScraper Yes, inside the Tower.]]

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* Whenever we switch the story of ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' to another floor, we get an establishing shot of it's its settlements, usually [[FloatingContinent flying cities and castles]]. [[StarScraper Yes, inside the Tower.]]
22nd Aug '17 5:39:23 PM BNSF1995
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* Traditionally, ''Film/StarWars'' material begins with the camera panning down from the starfield after the title scroll finishes to show a planet and often starships in orbit.

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* Traditionally, ''Film/StarWars'' material begins with the camera panning down from the starfield after the title scroll finishes to show a planet and often starships in orbit.going somewhere.
10th Jun '17 7:27:04 AM Gosicrystal
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' shows the outside of the house far too often, usually after any sort of passage of time. It's really annoying once you notice it.
* Similarly, ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' often shows the outside of the Smiths' house, especially at the beginning of episodes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' shows the outside of the house far too often, usually after any sort of passage of time. It's really annoying once you notice it.
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* Similarly, ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' often shows the outside of the Smiths' house, especially at the beginning of episodes.
21st May '17 4:14:17 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''WeeblAndBob'', where an establishing shot of a building is accompanied by a ditty exclaiming "Establishing shot of the building!" And in another episode, the narrator sings "Chris' house!" over a shot of... well, what do you think?

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* Parodied in ''WeeblAndBob'', ''WebAnimation/WeeblAndBob'', where an establishing shot of a building is accompanied by a ditty exclaiming "Establishing shot of the building!" And in another episode, the narrator sings "Chris' house!" over a shot of... well, what do you think?
19th Feb '17 3:44:19 PM Jeduthun
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CueTheBilliardShot is a SubTrope.

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CueTheBilliardShot is a SubTrope.
SubTrope. Often overlaps with EiffelTowerEffect, when the establishing shot is of an iconic landmark.
27th Sep '16 2:01:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the first episode of the new ''MaddisonAtkins'', in which Maddison appears in the establishing shot, asking Adam what he's doing, and then proceeds to walk across the shot.

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the first episode of the new ''MaddisonAtkins'', ''WebVideo/MaddisonAtkins'', in which Maddison appears in the establishing shot, asking Adam what he's doing, and then proceeds to walk across the shot.
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