Looking at Movies 4th edition Chapter 11

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Analog
Film is an analog medium in which the camera an image by recording through a camera lens the original light given off by the subject and stores this image on a roll of negative film stock
Processing
The second stage of creating motion pictures in which a laboratory technician washes exposed film with chemicals
Projecting
The third stage of creating motion pictures, in which edited film is run through a projector, which shoots through the film a beam of light intense enough to project a large image on a screen
Format
Also called gauge. The dimensions of a film stock and its perforations, and the size and shape of the image frame as seen on the screen. 3 standard gauges: 8 16 35
Film stock length
The number of feet of film stock or number of reels being used in a particular film
Film stock speed
Exposure index the rate at which film must move through the camera to correctly capture an image
Exposure
Exposing the recording media in a camera to light to produce a latent image on it, the quality of which is determined primarily by the source and amount of light
Resolution
The concluding narrative that follows the climax and celebrate or otherwise reflect upon story outcomes
Pixels
Short for picture elements, these are the small dots that make up the image on a video screen.
Digital
The electronic process that creates its images through numbered system of pixels stored on a flash card or computer hard drive
Flash card
A fast, portable, shock-resistant memory card, housed in a small plastic or metal case, that is used as a storage medium in such battery-powered devices as digital cameras, mobile phones, and portable digital assistants. (page 489)
Preproduction
The stage in the making of a film in which all film locations, props, cast members, costumes, crews, technicians, special effects, visual effects, logistics, and costs are identified and a detailed shooting schedule is made.
Production
The second stage of the production process, the actual shooting.
Postproduction
The third stage of the production process, consisting of editing, preparing the final print, and bringing the film to the public
Producer
The person who guides the entire process of making the movie from its initial planning to its release. Chiefly responsible for the organizational and financial aspects.
Director
Determines and realizes artistic vision
Casts actors and directs their performances
Works with production design in creating the look of the film
Over sees work of cinematographer
Supervises postproduction activity editing
Executive producer
Person responsible for supervising one or more producers, who in turn are responsible for individual movies. (page 502)
Line producer
Day to day management of production
Key technological milestones that led to the invention of movies
Film, video, digital
Shooting
The camera exposes film to light.
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