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an uninterrupted strip of exposed film that represents a subject during an uninterrupted segment of time
a series of related, consecutive scenes perceived as a major unit of a narrative film, analogous to a chapter in a novel or an act in a play
film theory
often includes considerations of the properties of the film medium, its techniques, its forms, and its purposes and value
the most common transition between shots, made by splicing or joining the end of one shot to the beginning of the following shot so that when the two shots are projected, the transition from the first shot to the next appears to be instantaneous
slow cutting
edited film characterized by frequent shots of long duration, opposite of fast cutting
a section of a narrative that gives the impression of continuous action taking place in continuous time and space, most feature films are made up of many of these
to select and arrange the processed segments of a film; technicians determine the shots to include, the most effective take (version) of each shot, the arrangement and duration of shots, and transitions between them
film technique
any aspect of filmmaking such as the use of sets, lighting, sound effects, music, or editing
fast cutting
editing characterized by frequent brief shots, opposite of slow cutting; most recent American movies, music videos, and trailers use this technique extensively
zoom in
a film technique whereby a camera lens is used to cause the image of the subject to increase in size as the area being filmed seems to decrease
To what filmmaking term does the following definition refer? Motion picture photography, including technical and artistic concern with such matters as choice of film stock, lighting, choice and use of lenses, camera distance and angle, and camera movement.
To what film technique does the following definition refer? To use a particular kind of camera lens to cause the image of the subject to either increase in size as the area being filmed seems to decrease or to decrease in size as the area being filmed seems to increase.
Zoom (in or out)
Which of the best describes a close-up shot?
b) a shot in which the subject fills most of the frame and little of the surroundings is shown; when the subject is someone’s upper body, the shot will normally reveal the entire head and perhaps some of the shoulders
Which best describes what you are likely to see as an advertisement (on TV, at the movie theater, or before a feature on a video release) for a film?