The Extreme Closeup
This is similar to the closeup but tends to focus on a particular aspect of the face often this is the eyes. Sometimes the image can be distorted to create an effect.
When used on the face this shot is useful for some intense emotion, In these shots it is best not to use the zoom. A telephoto lens is great here because of the shallow depth of focus and the ability of the camera to be some way from the face of the talent. Putting the camera in the face of the Talent is usually off putting to them and destroys the emotion you are trying to capture.
The extreme closeup is all about emotion. Capturing the tear, the smile or some object really close up. Just how close up you can go depends on the camera and you want to portray.
Lets try an opening the door video.
Normal shot Walking up to the door
Extreme closeup Hand on the bell or door knocker.
Normal. Someone in the house getting up
Extreme closeup Hand on the door handle and opening.
Normal Reveal the person. in the Doorway
Extreme closeup Smile on face of homeowner.