The camera keeps a moving figure in the frame usually keeping pace with the figure
Point of View Shot
The camera records what the character must be seeing
a shot in which the camera moves forward backward or sideways
The camera is on a crane and moves upward or downward
The camera is carried sometimes on a special harness
The camera focuses on figures and objects moving away
Focuses on subjects moving toward the camera
Shots edited to produce a sense of narrative continuity
Sometimes called a cut, moves abruptly from one shot to the next
an immediate move from a wide shot to a very close shot of the same scene
Alternating shots of two or more distinct actions occurring at different places.
one scene disappears slowly as the other scene reappears
Slowly changing from one scene to another ( fade in or out) with either a change in brightness or darkness
Transition between shots with a line moving across or through the screen separating one shot from the next
Joining two shots that have a similar composition color or scene
a sequence of images dramatically connected but physically disconnected
shot/ reverse shot
a pair of shots in which the first shot shows a character looking at something reverse shot shows what the character sees
1st movie where sound was synced with image
The Jazz Singer
Al Jolson produced...
The Jazz Singer 1927
Produced the film 8 1/2
The Godfather 1972
Asymmetry used in The Godfather helped to ...
1942 Wallis - Long lasting appeal was affect on or language- Significantly introduced many phrases into our language. Cultural circumstance = marks the movement when the US abandoned its isolationist policies and began its intervention policies
Nam June Paik
used multiple video monitors with different images whose intense movement is rarely linear and sequential
multiple projected images using slow motion and low volume sound
Texaco Star Theatre - he was the 1st superstar of television
In the 1950s....
half the population had televisions
Created prototype for Interface
Most celebrated film artist today - work is meditative and deeply thoughtful
Most Widely available artistic medium in our culture
Why is film so complex?
Necessary and difficult collaboration among many different people