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Academy Awards (The Oscars)
the name given to the prestigious film awards presented each year by AMPAS (the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, or simply 'The Academy'), a professional honorary organization within the industry, since 1927. The annual awards show, in slang, is sometimes referred to as the Oscars
the presentation of one art form through another medium; a film based upon (or adapted from) a stage play (or from another medium such as a short story, book, article, history, novel, video game, comic strip/book, etc.)
a line of dialogue improvised by an actor during a performance
usually refers to top-tier actors/actresses who are paid upwards of $20 million per feature film; can also refer to producers, directors, and writers who can be guaranteed to have a film made and released
the feeling or mood of a particular scene or setting
refers to the perspective from which a camera depicts its subject
the technique of photographing successive drawings or positions of puppets or models to create an illusion of movement when the movie is shown as a sequence.
the main character, person, group, society, nature, force, spirit world, bad guy, or villain of a film or script who is in adversarial conflict with the film's hero, lead character or protagonist
the principal protagonist of a film who lacks the attributes or characteristics of a typical hero archetype, but with whom the audience identifies
occurs when a character in a film breaks the 'fourth wall! and directly addresses the audience with a comment.
or Computer-Generated Imagery (or Images), a term referring to the use of 3D computer graphics and technology (digital computers and specialized software) in film-making to create filmed images, special effects and the illusion of motion
referring to performances between actors who are uncommonly suited and perfectly complementary to each other; performances that lack screen chemistry can sometimes be disastrous for a film
specifically refers to the art and technique of film photography, the capture of images, and lighting effects
the highest point of anxiety or tension in a story or film in which the central character/protagonist faces, confronts, and deals with the consequence(s) of all his/her actions, or faces the antagonist in a climactic battle or final engagement
a humorous or farcical interlude in a dramatic film
an individual who writes and/or publishes a review of a film from either an artistic or entertainment point of view.
any spoken lines in a film by an actor/actress
costly film made on an unusually large scale or scope of dramatic production, that often portrays a spectacle with historic, ancient world, or biblical significance
the person who is responsible for a film's financing, or for arranging the film's production elements (stars, screenwriter, etc.)
Flip Book Animation
is a book with a series of pictures that vary gradually from one page to the next, so that when the pages are turned rapidly, the pictures appear to animate by simulating motion or some other change
Arrangement of all the design elements in a theatre or film production, either at a given moment or dynamically throughout a performance (includes setting, props, staging, costume and make-up).
Editing a sequence of shots or scenes together in a continuous sequence to more quickly convey information over a period of time.
the term for a makeshift motion picture theater, often a converted store, which proliferated all over the US, mostly in working-class areas of metropolitan centers, during the first decade of the 20th century. The name was derived from the 5 cents/nickel charged to patrons.
refers to how companies buy advertising space within a film for their products, as a way for a producer to fund some film production costs.
A series of shots taking place in one location dealing with one action
script or text for a film production written by a scripter or screenwriter(s)
a sequential series of illustrations stills, rough sketches and/or captions of events, as seen through the camera lens, that outline the various shots or provide a synopsis for a proposed film story,
The style by which shots and scenes are joined together and progress from one to the next.
a group of three films that together compose a larger narrative and are related to subject or theme
A large canvas cloth, on which scenery is painted, that fastened to battens and hung at the back of the stage setting: also called a drop.
The area behind the set that is not visible to the audience, including dressing rooms, the greenroom, props room, shops, offices, and storage areas.
Stage direction to turn off all stage lights suddenly.
The movement and groupings on the stage.
Any specific action, other than a change of location, preformed on the stage, such as picking up a book or pouring tea; used to establish atmosphere, reveal character, or explain a situation.
To move from one position to another on stage.
The meaning "between the lines" that an actor must draw from the script.
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