Film Terminology

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8 terms · English Studies about film terminology.

Shot

What is recordered by a single, uniterrupted operation of the camera.
When the camera starts to when it stops.

Screen

Section of film of continuous action taking place in continuous time and space.
Containing multiple shots.

Take

Different versions of a shot.

Cut

1) Action of stopping the film ("Cut!")
2) A strip of film
3) Joining seperate shots together
4) A version of a movie ("Directors cut")

Frame

A single picture from a strip of film.
Borders of the projected film on screen.
To position the camera in such a way that the subject is kept within the borders of the image.

Widescren/Letterbox

A DVD version of the film that is shown with the some/original dimension and ratios as the theatre version

Mise-en-scene

French for "Staging" the composition ans arrangement of a shot

Montage

Type of editing in which breif shots are used to present a condentation of time and events

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