Definitions for "Medium shot"
refers to a conventional camera shot filmed from a medium distance; although it is difficult to precisely define, it usually refers to a human figure from the waist (or knees) up; between a close shot and a long shot; abbreviated as m.s. Example: a medium shot of Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando from A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Shows the object from waist up.
(MS) - Object seen from a medium distance. Covers any framing between a long shot and a close-up.