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23 terms

Film Studies Induction

Terms learn in our Film Studies induction class
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cinematography
The techniques which have to do with how the camera is positioned and moved, and how the film stock is manipulated
coda
The concluding section in a traditional Hollywood narrative
diegetic sound
Any voice, musical passage, or sound effect presented as originating from a source within the film's world.
editing
The process by which the editor combines and coordinates individual shots into a cinematic whole; the basic creative force of cinema.
elaboration
The second part of a traditional Hollywood narrative wherein the situation and setup are complicated further, prompting the need for resolution
genre
a major category or type of film
location
A real-wold place where a film is shot
mise en scene
All of the elements placed in front of the camera to be photographed: the settings and props, lighting, costumes and makeup, and figure behavior.
non-diegetic sound
sound that can be heard by the audience only, not the characters.
props
objects used by the actors in the production of a film
resolution
The third part of a traditional Hollywood narrative wherein the problems established in the previous sections are resolved.
set
a constructed backdrop for a film production
subgenre
a subcategory within a particular genre
narrative
the story of a film
gaffer
an electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set
cinematographer
the director of photography on a movie shoot
producer
someone who finds financing for and supervises the making and presentation of a film
director
the manager and leader of the artistic aspects of a film production
auteur
a French term meaning a filmmaker who has a personal style and keeps creative control over his or her works
montage
a quick succession of images or impressions used to express an idea, often one not indicated by the individual shots themselves
exposition
the first part of a traditional Hollywood narrative where the world of the film and the characters are established
studio
A large corporation specializing in the production of movies, such as Paramount, Warner Brothers, and so on
independent film
A film not made by the major studios, often sourcing their finances privately