Study sets, textbooks, questions
Upgrade to remove ads
Arts and Humanities
Film and TV
Film Exam 2
Terms in this set (26)
The shape of the image on screen as determined by the width of the frame relative to its height
A technique used to join live action with pre-recorded background image
Same as rear projection but the camera is located behind the actors
A shot transition that involves the gradual disappearance of the image at the same time a new image gradually comes into view
Moving the camera with the movement of characters across or in and out of the depth of the frame
Pan executed so quickly it produces a blurred image indicating rapid activity
Change of focus from one plane of depth to another. As one subject goes out of focus another that was blurry comes into focus
A continuity editing technique that preserves spatial continuity by using characters line of vision as motive for a cut
A technique of cutting back and forth between action occurring in two different locations
A system devised to minimize the audiences awareness of shot transitions in order to improve the flow of the story
The first shot, intended to provide clear representation of location of action
180 degree rule
Continuity editing rule in which the camera does not cross an imagined line drawn between characters in a shot because if it does it will reverse their positions in frame
An abrupt, inexplicable shift in time and place of an action not signaled by an appropriate shot transition
Three components of film sound
Dialogue, Sound effects, and Music
Concerns of filmmakers
Feared filmmakers would rely on sound more for conveying meaning thus the cinema would lose its visual energy
Two functions of films score
Shaping space: lowered volume can make the feeling of proximity of other diegetic music feel much further away
Defining Character: songs or music can define a characters taste, demeanor, and attitude
Two Characteristics of film music
Lyrical content: effects the mood of the scene or turning points in the character
Tempo and volume: Make a scene more dramatic and emphasize the importance or urgency of a scene
Scene transition where the sound from one scene bleeds into the next scene often resulting in contrast between sound and image
Basic function of editing
Joining two shots together transcends the visual information contained in each shot. The meaning of the sequence of the shots is more than the sum of its parts. Meaning is determined by not only material content but its association with preceding and succeeding shots.
Tempo of a film
The length of each shot and the type of shot transition used. Dissolve (gradually disappears), Iris in/out.
Shot pattern that dictates that a shot of one character will be followed by a shot of another character taken from the reverse angle of the first shot
Questions viewers should be asking
Are there strong areas of color or pronounced contrasts in the frame that demand attention?
Are tones uniformly saturated or desaturated, producing a vibrant or somber mood?
What are the effects of the relative saturation and warmth/coolness of colors in mise en scene?
Are color motifs developed, perhaps through mise en scene and/or cinematography techniques such as pushing, pulling, or flashing?
Film stock that is highly sensitive to light. Work well under low light conditions when lighting cannot be controlled.
Wide angle and Telephoto
Produces a wider angle of view than the human eye and exaggerates the frames depth. Objects in the foreground seem larger and vice versa
Makes distance between foreground and background less than it actually is. Slows down motion in a frame.
Shot and Scene
An uninterrupted sequence of frames that viewers experience as they watch a film ending with a cut, fade, dissolve, etc.
A complete narrative unit within a film with its own beginning, middle, and end. Unified and distinguished by time and setting
Films and their Directors
Raging Bull: Martin Scorsese
Fargo: Joel and Ethan Coen
Breathless: Jean-Luc Godard
The Graduate: Mike Nichols
Sets with similar terms
Film **** Test 1
Study Guide for a Short Guide to Writing About Fil…
Other sets by this creator
Other Quizlet sets
Hematology - Peds FNPII
Chapter 25: 1 Peter
Chapter 15 and 16
Hooke's Law Y11 ADE