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the precise viewpint from which something is observed or considered. (camera angle)
auteur theory
a view of filmmaking in which the director is considered the primary creative force in a motionpicture
back light
light is direct toward the rear of the story
objective narrator who is usually unseen and personally uninvolved in the material
the placement and movement of persons and objects within a frame
the simplest and most common transition. one shot is literally cut and spliced to the next.
a slow transition, in which one image fades out while the other fade in
double exposure
the superimpostion on film of one image upon another
establishing shot
a shot at the beginging of a film that enables the viewer to determine time, locale, or mood
external rhythm
the speed in which one shot succeeds another film
fade in /out
a transition that conveys a sense of finality, with a fade out the image on the screen gradually becomes dark. A fade in begins with a dark screen and image gradually becomes visible
the smallest unit of film, the rectangular still photograph which by being projected on the screen twenty four times a second gives the illusion of motion