CINE 105 ch 1-2
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The accepted systems, methods, or conventions by which the movies communicate with the viewer.
an unbroken span by action captured by an uninterrupted run of motion picture camera. a single continuous recording made by the camera
A shot that often shows a part of the body filling the frame—traditionally a face, but possibly a hand, eye, or mouth.
gives movies the power to choose what the viewer sees and how that viewer sees it at any given moment.
fade in/fade out
Transitional devices in which a shot fades in from a black field on black-and white film or from a color field on color film, or fades out to a black field (or a color field). Compare dissolve.
Also known as low shot. A shot that is made with the camera below the action and that typically heightens or empowers the character. Compare high-angle shot.
cutting on action
A continuity editing technique that smoothes the transition between one cameras viewpoint to the next.
The major character who serves as the "hero" and who "wins" the conflict. Compare antagonist.
Lying below the surface of explicit meaning, implicit meaning is closest to our everyday sense of the word meaning.
Everything that a movie presents on its surface. Compare implicit meaning.
reoccuring idea that frames and defines a story.
Dissects the complex synthesis of everything that goes into making a movie in order to glean the meaning from it.
Implicit Meaning/Explicity Meaning
Slow movement of the camera toward a subject, making the subject appear larger and more significant. Such gradual intensification is commonly used at moments of a character's realization and/or decision, or as a point-of-view shot to indicate the reason for the character's realization. See also zoom-in. Compare dolly out.
The time a scene takes to unfold
The techniques and strategies employed by the filmmakers that are hidden from the audience due to the passive experience and fast moving pictures of the film medium.
when the cultural mores and prejudices lurking under the surface of a movie go unnoticed. These are employed by the filmmaker to reinforce the casual viewer's subconscious beliefs or worldviews
all elements of a movie scene organized, often by the director, to be filmed and later seen on screen
A cinematic structure in which content is selected and arranged in a cause-andeffect sequence of events occurring over time.
The process by which the editor combines and coordinates individual shots into a cinematic whole; the basic creative force of cinema.
The subject of an artwork.
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.
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 optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object
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 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.
Also known as stop-frame or hold frame. A still image within a movie, created by repetitive printing in the laboratory of the same
A treatment that is against or the opposite of realism. However, realism and antirealism (like realism and fantasy) are not strict polarities.
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.
how are movies different than other forms of art
Movies manipulate space and time in unique ways and are thus both a spatial and temporal art form.
How has the grammar of film evolved to allow audiences to absorb movie meaning intuitively?
in what ways do movies minimize viewers' awareness that they are experiencing a highly manipulated, artificial reality?
by using phi phenomenon (the illusion of movement created by events that succeed each other rapidly) and verisimiltitude ( the human brain retains an image for a fraction of a second longer than the eye records it)
4. What do we mean by "cultural invisibility"? How is it different from "cinematic invisibility?
cinematic is when Movies are created in such a way as to allow us to "fall" into them and suspend our own disbelief. cultural invisibility is when social norms, desires, and beliefs. Example: individuality is a very American ideal.
what are some examples of some things you might look for while performing a formal analysis
you would look for the theme, the implicit meaning/explicit meaning and analyzing scenes. for example the opening scene of juno, she is at the far right hand corner and is small comparison to the rest of the surroundings. this conveys that she is vulnerable.
What is parallel editing and how does it utilize pattern
creates an illusion that the scene has one continous shot (anxiety producing drama)
the accepted systems methods or conventions by which the movies communicate with the language. combines lighting mvmt sound acting and a number of camera effects into one shot
is a series of scenes, or edited shots characterized by unity of theme and purpose, which together tell a major part of an entire story.
persistence of vision
he human brain retains an image for a fraction of a second longer than the eye records it.
what is genre
category what a movie falls under. action, thriller, romance.
1877 Eadward Muybridge used cameras with trip wires to record a horse galloping.
made first movie
11. What was the Black Maria? Who founded it?
first motion pictures were made in this studio. edison founded it
what is animation
The quality or condition of being alive, active, spirited, or vigorous.
what decade did the first movie come out