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Perceptual Subjectivity
1. Objective
2. Point of View
3. Point of View Shot
4. Sound Perspective
Point of View (P.O.V.)
A shot taken with camera placed aprox where the character's eyes eyes would be, showing what the character would see
Mental Subjectivity
When you hear an intertenal voice reporting the character's inner thoughts and or inner images, representing memory, fantasy, dreams, or hallucinations
Flashback
An alteration of story order in which the plot moves back to show events that have taken place ealier than ones already shown
Segmentation
The process of of dividing a film into parts for analysis
Narrative
A chain of events in a cause-effect relationship occuring in time and space
Story
Explicit and inferred events of the narrative uses viewers imagination to fill gaps
Plot
Literally evertything seen and heard on screen
Character Traits
play a casual role in the narrative
Character
Usually provides varying traits which reveal aspects of a character
Story Duration
ex: Many years before
Plot Duration
ex: Takes place in 4 days
Screen Duration
ex: 2hrs 21mins
Frequency
In a narrative film, the aspect of temporal manipulation that involves the number of times any story event is shown in the plot
Exposition
The portion of the plot that lays out story events and character traits importaint in the opening situation
Climax
A high point in the narrative where issues are resolved
Hierarchy of Knowlage
Where characters know more than the viewers do and vise versa
Categorical Documentary
A type of filmic organization in which the parts treat distinct subsets of a topic. Ex: A film about US might be organized into 50 parts, each devoted to a state
Frame
A single image on the strip of film
Film Gauge
Width of film in mm. Ex: Normally 35mm, Imax 70mm, Super 8mm, and 16mm
Frames Per Second
Standard shooting rate for sound film is 24 fps
Exhibition
The process of showing the finished film to audiences. Exhibitors watch a film either in theater or on video.
1. Theatrical
2. Nontheatrical
Distribution
The process of supplying the finished film to the places where it will be shown such as advertising and trailers
Ancillary Markets
Where the majority of the money is made. Ex: Video/Dvd, pay per view, network broadcast, books, graphic novels, action figures, tv shows
Form
The general system of relationships among the parts of a film
Production
The process of creating the film. Sets, costumes, storyboards, scripts, special effects, and sound
Producer
Involved in the financial and organization of film, nurses the project through script process, arranges and hires personel
Screenwriter
They prepare the screenplay
Cinematographer AKA Director of Photography (DP)
The expert on photographic process, lighting, camera technique. They supervise and also consult with the director on how each scene will be lit and film
Director
The person responsible for the interpretive aspects of a stage, film, or television production; the person who supervises the integration of all the elements, as acting, staging, and lighting, required to realize the writer's conception
Screenplay
The script of the film
Storyboard
A tool used in planning film production, consisting of comice strip like drawings of individual shows or phases of shots with descriptions written below each drawing
Continuity
If the film is shot in order of the film or in order of the set location
Post-production
Where editing and spotting takes place
Pre-production
Where pitching, scriptwriting, casting, financing, and shooting schedule takes place
Motivation
The justification given in the film for the presense of an element. This may be an appeal to the viewer's knowlage of the real world, to genre conventions, to narrative causality or to a stylistic pattern within the film
Spotting
Where music and effects should go
Rhetorical Documentary
A type of filmic organization in which the parts create and support an argument
Shooting Script
The final version
Treatment
A synopsis of the action
Master Shot
It typically records the entire action and dialogue of the scene
Motif
An element in the film that is represented in a significant way
Referential Meaning
Bare bone plot summary
Explicit Meaning
The function within the film's overall form defined by content
Implicit Meaning
More abstract meaning that goes beyond what is explicitly stated in the film
Symptomatic Meaning
Represents the social ideology of the film
Ideology
A relatively coherent system of values, beliefs, or ideas shared by some social group and often taken for granted as natural or inherently true
Coherence/Unity
It is ones such criterion. This quality is often concieved as unity, has traditionally been held to be a positive feature of artworks
Complexity
A complex film engages our interest on many levels, creates a multiplicity of relations among many seperate formal elements, and tends to create interesting formal patterns
Originality
How original the film is