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Basic verbal and visual techniques used in film.
Terms in this set (24)
High angle shot
Shot from above to suggest vulnerability and weakness
Low angle shot
Shot from below to suggest power or dominance
Shows the subject from head to toe, to fit the screen. Little background is shown.
Shot which shows a person from the waist up. Used in conversation and to show body language.
Shows a person from the shoulders up. This shot is used to show facial expression and emotions of the characters.
Music and sound used in film to set the mood or invoke a feeling.
Clothes and costumes worn by the characters.
Make-up, hair colouring and hairdo, facial marks such as cuts , sores, freckles, scars
Any computer generated or special effects in the film. e.g. fades, wipes and superimposition.
Hand held camera
Often used in fight scenes to help the audience to feel included in the action.
When the camera tilts vertically through 90°to make the subject appear larger than life.
Shot from above, using a helicopter or crane.
Shot to establish the setting and time period (usually used at the beginning of the film, or a scene). Often a wide shot.
A shot where the characters appear small in the frame. Background will be shown, to place the character.
Everything that goes into creating an effective and authentic scene, including costumes, make-up, props etc/
Shot where the focus is on a feature of the face such as eyes, nose, lips.
Scenes showing snippets or clips in a film that are arranged together to express an idea or compress time
When the action of the movie refers to a period before the time of that scene
A camera shot that tracks or follows the subject in the frame.
The camera swivels from side to side on the tripod. Often used to show a crowd of people or a landscape.
Point of View Shot
A shot which is seen from the point of view of one of the characters. e.g. looking down the scope of a gun.
Narration which is added after filming and is not in synch with the action.
Sound which comes from within a shot/scene. e.g. a radio or a piano being played.
Sound which comes from outside the shot/scene e.g. sound track.