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  1. close-upnoun

    A photographic (or other) image in which the subject is shown at a relatively large scale, and occupies most or all of the frame.

  2. close-upadjective

    Of or pertaining to things in near proximity or a situation involving nearness.

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  1. Close-up

    In filmmaking, television production, still photography and the comic strip medium a close-up tightly frames a person or an object. Close-ups are one of the standard shots used regularly with medium shots and long shots. Close-ups display the most detail, but they do not include the broader scene. Moving in to a close-up or away from a close-up is a common type of zooming. Close-ups are used in many ways, for many reasons. Close-ups are often used as cutaways from a more distant shot to show detail, such as characters' emotions, or some intricate activity with their hands. Close cuts to characters' faces are used far more often in television than in movies; they are especially common in soap operas. For a director to deliberately avoid close-ups may create in the audience an emotional distance from the subject matter. Close-ups are used for distinguishing main characters. Major characters are often given a close-up when they are introduced as a way of indicating their importance. Leading characters will have multiple close-ups. There is a long-standing stereotype of insecure actors desiring a close-up at every opportunity and counting the number of close-ups they received. An example of this stereotype occurs when the character Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, announces "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up" as she is taken into police custody in the film's finale.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of close-up in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of close-up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of close-up in a Sentence

  1. Ken Williford:

    Our current plan is to visit Raised Ridges and investigate it close up, the helicopter's images are by far better in resolution than the orbital ones we were using. Studying these will allow us to ensure that visiting Raised Ridges is important to the team.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I would close up our borders, we are lax and we are foolish.

  3. Larry Orton:

    First off, I’m a big guy and typically drive a big truck with a service body. I was more comfortable in the Chevy than I am in my truck, it drives and handles well; it’s got a great ride and plenty of pep; and I really liked the visibility—especially those side mirrors and the placement of the integrated close-up mirrors. Between those mirrors, its size, and the back-up camera, it was easy to park.

  4. John Spencer:

    I would never have believed that the first close up picture we get of Pluto didn't have a single impact crater on it, that's just astonishing.

  5. Stephen Huvane:

    Giada tapes sometimes three episodes in one day, and they do multiple takes on a close-up of her eating. She doesn’t always eat and swallow every time, since they can do sometimes six to 10 takes with three episodes a day, and that would be like eating six to eight meals a day … The bottom line is, she most certainly does eat the food she prepares on the show, but does not always consume the whole dish, as that would be too much for most people to eat in one day.

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