In filmmaking and video production, a shot is a series of frames, that runs for an uninterrupted period of time. Film shots are an essential aspect of a movie where angles, transitions and cuts are used to further express emotion, ideas and movement. The term "shot" can refer to two different parts of the filmmaking process:

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  1. The result of launching a projectile or bullet.
    The shot was wide off the mark.
  2. The act of launching a ball or similar object toward a goal.
    They took the lead on a last-minute shot.
  3. The heavy iron ball used for the shot put.
    The shot flew twenty metres, and nearly landed on the judge's foot.
  4. Small metal balls used as ammunition.
  5. Metal balls (or similar) used as ammunition; not necessarily small.
  6. Someone who shoots (a gun) regularly
    I brought him hunting as he's a good shot.
    He'd make a bad soldier as he's a lousy shot.
  7. An opportunity or attempt.
    I'd like just one more shot at winning this game.
  8. A remark or comment, especially one which is critical or insulting.
  9. A punch or other physical blow.
  10. A measure of alcohol, usually spirits, as taken either from a shot-glass or directly from the bottle, equivalent to about 44 milliliters; 1.5 ounces. ("pony shot"= 30 milliliters; 1 fluid ounce)
    I'd like a shot of whisky in my coffee.
  11. A single serving of espresso.
  12. A single unbroken sequence of photographic film exposures, or the digital equivalent; an unedited sequence of frames.
    We got a good shot of the hummingbirds mating.
  13. A vaccination or injection.
    I went to the doctor to get a shot for malaria.
  14. A home run that scores one, two, or three runs (a four run home run is usually referred to as a grand slam).
    His solo shot in the seventh inning ended up winning the game.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A charge to be paid, a scot or shout.
    Drink up. It's his shot.




  1. Worn out or broken.
    The rear axle will have to be replaced. It's shot.
  2. (Of material, especially silk) Woven from warp and weft strands of different colours, resulting in an iridescent appearance.
    The cloak was shot through with silver threads.
  3. tired, weary
    I have to go to bed now, I'm shot.


  1. Thank you.

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