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Cinema Appreciation Chap. 1-3
Terms in this set (43)
Composed not of words but a myriad integrated techniques and concepts, connects us to the story while deliberately concealing the means by which it does so.
an unbroken span of action captured by an uninterrupted run of a motion picture camera- that allow visual elements to rearrange themselves and the viewer's perspective itself to shift within any composition
the joining together of discrete shots...gives movies the power to choose what the viewer sees and how that viewer sees it in a given moment
CUT TO CLOSE UP
view the object then close up to the characters face for expression
transition meant to convey a passage of time between scenes, the last shot of a scene grows gradually darker until the screen is rendered black for a moment/the first shot of the next scene comes out of the darkness
a shot created by placing the camera anywhere from slightly to greatly below the eye level of the talent and pointing it upward.
CUTTING ON ACTION
A continuity editing technique that smoothes the transition between shots portraying a single action from different camera angles.
the principal character in a work of fiction
lies below the surface of a movie's story and presentation, is closest to our everyday sense of the word "meaning". An association, connection, or inference that a viewer makes on the basis of the explicit meaning
the meaning available on the surface of the movie
analytic approach primarily concerned with the film form
the means by which a subject is expressed.
Camera moves slowly toward the subject
A treatment that is against or the opposite of realism. However, realism and antirealism (like realism and fantasy) are not strict polarities.
The movie projector's tricking us into perceiving separate images as one continuous image rather than a series of jerky movements. Apparent motion is the result of such factors as the phi phenomenon and critical flicker fusion.
A transparent sheet of celluloid or similar plastic on which drawings or lettering may be made for use in animation or titles.
The subject of an artwork. Compare form.
CRITICAL FLICKER FUSION
A phenomenon that occurs when a single light flickers on and off with such speed that the individual pulses of light fuse together to give the illusion of continuous light. See also apparent motion.
The process by which the editor combines and coordinates individual shots into a cinematic whole; the basic creative force of cinema.
The means by which a subject is expressed. The form for poetry is words; for drama, it is speech and action; for movies, it is pictures and sound; and so on. Compare content.
Also known as stop-frame or holdframe. A still image within a movie, created by repetitive printing in the laboratory of the same
An agent, structure, or other formal element, whether human or technological, that transfers something, such as information in the case of movies, from one place to another.
A cinematic structure in which content is selected and arranged in a cause-and effect sequence of events occurring over time. FICTION (even based on a true story)
An editing technique that expands viewing time and adds emphasis to an action or moment by repeating it several times in rapid succession.
PERSISTENCE OF VISION
The process by which the human brain retains an image for a fraction of a second longer than the eye records it.
The illusion of movement created by events that succeed each other rapidly, as when two adjacent lights flash on and off alternately and we seem to see a single light shifting back and forth.
An interest in or concern for the actual or real; a tendency to view or represent things as they really are.
A complete unit of plot action incorporating one or more shots; the setting of that action.
A series of edited shots characterized by inherent unity of theme and purpose.
A convincing appearance of truth; movies are verisimilar when they convince you that the things on the screen—people, places, and so on, no matter how fantastic or antirealistic—are "really there."
Animation that employs computer software to create the images used in the animation process (as opposed to analog techniques that rely on stop-motion photography, hand-drawn cels, etc.).
An approach to documentary filmmaking that employs an unobtrusive style in an attempt to give viewers as truthful and "direct" an experience of events as possible.
A documentary film that, usually, presents people, places, or processes in a straightforward way meant to entertain and instruct without unduly influencing audiences.
The process by which a particular genre is adapted to meet the expectations of a changing society.
The categorization of narrative films by form, content, or both. Examples of genres are musical, comedy, biography, Western, and so on.
A documentary film that seeks to educate viewers about common interests, rather than persuading them with particular ideas.
A documentary film concerned with presenting a particular perspective on social issues, or with corporate and governmental injustice.
A documentary film that systematically disseminates deceptive or distorted information
STREAM OF CONCIOUSNESS
A literary style that gained prominence in the 1920s in the hands of such writers as Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and Dorothy Richardson and that attempted to capture the unedited flow of experience through the mind.]
Films that explore film form and subject matters in new and unconventional ways, ranging from abstract image and sound patterns to dreamlike worlds...DAVID LYNCH
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt.
August 6th, 1993
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