Looking At Movies Chapter 6 terms
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The process of capturing moving images on film.
One uninterrupted run of the camera.
An indication of the number of times a particular shot is taken.
One camera position and everything with it.
Technicians that make up two separate groups-one concerned with the camera and the other concerned with electricity/lighting.
The member of the camera crew who does the actual shooting.
Member of the camera crew who assists the camera operator.
The board or other device that is used to identify each scene during shooting.
The chief electrician on a movie production set.
First assistant electrician to the gaffer.
All-around handy person on a movie production set
Celluloid used to record movies.
The use of digital technology to paint colors on movies.
Additive color systems
In-early film-making, techniques used to add color to black and white images.
Subtractive color system
Adopted in the 1930s, involved three separate black and white negatives.
Widescreen aspect ratio
Wider than 1.33:1, the standard ratio until the 1950s
A lamp that produces hard, mirror like light that can directed to precise locations.
A lamp that produces soft light.
A piece of lighting but not really a lighting instrument because it doesn't rely on bulbs to produce light.
key light, fill light and backlight.
Also known as main light or source light, the brightest light falling on an object.
Lighting positioned at the opposite side of the camera from the key light.
The relationship and balance between illumination and shadow
Lighting that creates strong contrast; sharp, dark shadows
Lighting that produces an image with very little contrast between darks and lights.
Lighting usually positioned behind and in line with the subject and the camera, used to create highlights on the subject.
The amount of human and physical resources devoted to the image.
The camera opening that defines the area of each frame of film exposed.
A circular cutout made with a mask that creates a frame within a frame.
The distance from the optical lens to the focal point.
Short-focal length lens
Also known as wide-angle lens. It is a lens that creates the illusion of depth within a frame with some distortion at the edges.
Long-focal length lens
Also known as telephoto lens. The lens flattens the space and depth of an image and thus distorts perspectival relations.
Middle-focal length lens
Also known as normal lens. A lens that does not distort perspectival relations.
Also known as variable-focal-length lens. A lens that is moved toward and away from the subject being photographed.
A lens that has a fixed focal length.
Depth of field
The distance in front of the camera and its lens in which objects are in sharp focus.
Any three theoretical areas- foreground, middle ground, and background- within the frame.
Also known as select focus, shift focus, or pull focus.
The relationship between the frame's two dimensions.
Extreme long shot
A shot that is typically photographed far enough away from the subject that the subject is too small.
A shot whose purpose is to briefly establish the viewer's sense of the setting of a scene.
Also known as full body shot.
Medium long shot
Also known as american shot.
A shot showing the human body, usually from the waist up.
A shot that shows a character from the middle of the chest to the top of the head.
Rule of thirds
Single character's POV