Film Studies 2


Terms in this set (...)

Dolly Zoom
A shot that sees the camera track forward toward a subject while simultaneously zooming out creating a woozy, vertiginous effect
Dutch Tilt
A shot where the camera is tilted on its side to create a kooky angle. Often used to suggest disorientation
Handheld Shot
A shot in which the camera operator holds the camera during motion to create a jerky, immediate feel
Low Angle Shot
A shot looking up at a character or subject often making them look bigger in the frame. It can make everyone look heroic and/or dominant.
High Angle Shot
A shot looking down on a character or subject often isolating them in the frame
Locked Down Shot
A shot where the camera is fixed in one position while the action continues off-screen
A painted background that sits behind the foreground action: traditionally painted onto glass, now created in a computer.
A shot where the camera moves continuously right to left or left to right. An abbreviation of "panning".
A shot that depicts the point of view of a character so that we see exactly what they see
Sequence Shot
A long shot that covers a scene in its entirety in one continuous sweep without editing
The study of the look, mood or feel of the film.
'Everything within the frame' Compromises setting, props, costume, hair, makeup, lighting, and actor etc
............ is the "voice" with which the filmmaker talks to a viewer. Dead Man's Shoes has a deeply dark paranoid, dark and forbodeing ......... by a paranoid and forbodeing feeling.
........... is mostly used to describe the visual "technical" aspect of the film, especially in reference to the visual side of it. Dead Man's Shoes has a gritty, drab texture.