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continuity editing
Film editing that maintains a sense of uninterrupted time and action and continuous setting within each scene of a narrative film
Noun: the most common transition between shots, made by splicing or joining the end of one shot to the beginning of the following shot. A version of an edited film, as in "directors cut", meaning the version the director intended. To change from one shot to the following shot seemingly instantaneously. To edit or edited. To sever film, splice film, or server and splice film while editing.
cutaway shot
A shot that briefly interrupts the representation fo a subject to show something else.
the positive prints usually made from a days filming
eyeline match
a transition between shots in which the first shot shows a person or animal looking at something offscreen and the following shot presumably shows what was being looked at from the approximate angle suggested by the previous shot.
fade-out, fade-in
a transition between two shots in which an image changes by degrees from illumination to darkness (usually to black); then after a pause, perhaps an extremely brief pause, the image changes from darkness to illumination (usually a new image). Sometimes the passing of time.
fast cutting
Editing characterized by frequent brief shots, sometimes shots less than a second long
final cut
The last version of an edited film
A length of exposed motion-picture film
An effect usually functioning as a transaction between shots in which the image is initially dark, then a widening opening revelas more and more of the next image, usually until it is fully revealed
an effect usually functioning as a transaction between shots in which the image is closed out as a constricting opening closes down on it
jump out
a transition between shots that causes a jarring or even shocking shift in space, time or action
lap dissolve
a transaction between shots in which one shot begins to fade out as the next shot fades in, overlapping the first shot before replacing it.
master shot
a shot usually made with a wide-angle lens that records an entire scene
match cut
a transaction between two shots in which an object or movement (or both) at the end of one shot closely resembles (or is identical to) an object or movement (or both) at the beginning of the next shot
A series of brief shots used to represent a condensation of subjects and time. A type of editing used in some 1920 s soviet films and advocated by some soviet film theorists. Editing
nonlinear editing
Editing that involves using a computer and software to select and combine digitized shots.
The rate that the film's subjets are revealed or presented
parallel editing
Editing that alternates between 2 or more events, often suggesting that the events are related to each other or occurring simultaneously
reaction shot
A shot, usually of a face, that show someone or occasionally an animal presumably reacting to an event
a section of a narrative that gives the impression of continuous action taking place in continuous time and space
a series of related consecutive scenes, perceived as a major unit of a narrative film
An uninterrupted strip of exposed motion-picture film or videotape that represents a subject, perhaps even a blank screen, during an uninterrupted segment of time. Could also mean filmed.
shot/reverse shot
A filming and editing technique in which a shot of one subject seen from one camera position alternates with a shot of a second nearby subject seen from a different camera position
slow cutting
Editing characterized by frequent shots of long duration
soviet montage
A type of editing used in some 1920s soviet films and advocated by some soviet film theorists.
To attach the end of one piece of film to the beginning of another piece of film. Noun, the connection between two shots.
Two or more images photographed or printed on top of each other.
A version of a shot
a transition between shots, usually between scenes in which one shot appears to be pushed off the scene by the next shot.
Ambient Sound
background sound that is so unobtrusive that people tend to not notice it
Asychronous Sound
a sound that either precedes or follows its on-screen source, such as words that are not synchronized with lip movements
Music used to link two or more scenes, typically to enhance continuity
Foley artist
a sound specalist who uses various objects such as different types of floor surfaces to stimulate sounds and synchronize them with corresponding movie images
commentary in a film about a subject in the film or about some other subject, usually by someone offscreen
a character, person or an unidentifiable vice in a film that provides continuous or intermittent commentary about subjects in the film or outside it, or both.
the area beyond the frame line, which has many possible uses
sound dissolve
A transaction between two shots in which a sound begins to fade out as the next sound fades in and overlaps the first sound before replacing it.
sound effect
a sound in film other than spoken words or music
THX sound
a multispeaker sound system developed by Lucasfilm and used in selected movie theaters to increase frequency range,audience coverage, and dialogue intelligibility while decreasing low bass distortion.
motion-picture sound system first used commercially in 1927 consisting of a movie camera synchronized to a phonograph recorder and a movie projector synchronized with the phonograph recording.
extremely popular Hindi-language movies made in India that usually feature complicated plots, large casts of mostly uncomplicated characters, frequent extravagant musical interludes, and happy endings
classical Hollywood cinema
films that show one or more characters facing a succession of problems while trying to reach their goals and that tend to hide the manner of their making by means of unobtrusive filmmaking techniques
film movement
a group of films sharing innovative subjects or styles (or both) that emerge from the same country or region over a period of a few years and that are in opposition to the dominant cinema of the time.
film noir
literally, "black film". A type of film first made in the US during and after WWII, characterized by frequent scenes with dark, shadowy lighting; urban settings; characters motivated by selfishness, greed, cruelty, ambition, and lust; and characters willing to lie, frame, double-cross, and kill or have others killed
french new wave cinema
A film movement made up of a loose grouping of untraditional movies made in France in the late 1950s and early 1960s
A group of fictional films- such as wester, sci-fi, horror, gangster, musical and screwball comedy- that share enough similarities that both filmmakers and audience recognize the films as members of the same group. Any group of films that are extremely similar in terms of their subject matter, thematic concerns, characterizations, plot structure, and visual settings
Hong Kong cinema
refers to the commercial film industry produced (by the 1980s) in the local Cantonese dialect.
independent film
Film made mainly or entirely without support or input from the dominant, established film industry. Sometimes called an indie.
Italian neorealism
A film movement in Italy during and after WWII that created films that combine imaginary and actual events, are usually located in actual settings, and show ordinary and believable characters caught up in difficult social and economic conditions, such as poverty and unemployment.
Referring to a new or revised interpretation or representation of a subject (such as history, a narrative, or genre).
Any group of films that share common cultural ways to use our 4 techniques of filming to dramatize a story
Are specific ways in which formulary structure of a film (who did what, when, where and to whom) are translated into visual action in a particular film type or genre. Give category stability and meaning so we can understand them.
Are innovative ways in which the convictions of a plot structure are both satisfied and transcending.
Cinema verite
literally, "film truth". A type and style of documentary filmmaking developed in France during the early 1960s whose aim was to capture events as they happened.
Compilation Film
A film made by editing together clips from other films
Direct Cinema
A type and style of documentary filmmaking developed in the US during the 1960s in which actions are recorded as they happen, without rehearsal, using a portable 16 mm camera with a zoom lens and portable magnetic sound recording equipment
Documentary Film
A film or video representation of actual (not imaginary) subjects
Mediated Reality
Refers to the ability to add to, subtract information from, or otherwise manipulate one's perception of reality through the use of a wearable computer or hand-held device such as a smart phone.
Narrative Documentary Film
A film or video representation of an actual (not imaginary) narrative or story
Nonnarrative documentary film
A film or video that uses no narrative or story in its representation of mainly actual (not imaginary) subjects