gives movies the power to choose what the viewer sees and how that viewer sees it at any given moment.
shoots the character from the bottom up to give a sense of looking up to that character
cutting on action
designed to hide the instantaneous and potentially jarring shift from one camera viewpoint to another.
lies below the surface of a movie's story and presentation, is closest to our everyday sense of the word meaning.
analytical approach primarily concerned with film form or the means by which a subject is expressed.
composes design elements such as lighting, setting, props, costumes, and makeup within individual shots.
persistence of vision
process by which the human brain retains an image for a fraction of a second longer than the eye recordsi t.
critical flicker fusion
single light flickers on and off with such speed that individual pulses of light fuse together to give illusion of one light.
concept in film theory literally to mean the process by which an agent, structure, or other formal element, whether human or technological transfers something from one place to another.
interest in or concern for the actual or real, a tendency to view or represent things as they really are
when movies convince you that the things on the screen people places what have you no matter how fantastic or antirealistic are "really there"
treatment or synopsis
outline of the action that briefly describes the essential ideas and structure of the film.
during which it is transformed from an outline into a rough draft screenplay, or scenario
shob by shot breakdown that combines sketches or photographs of how each shot is to look with written descriptions of the other elements that are to accompany each shot.