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Film Terminology

English Studies about film terminology.
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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