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Hum 180 CSUSB
Terms in this set (50)
The organization, distribution, balance, movement and general relationship of actors and objects within the space of a shit is called
What is the rule of thirds?
A guiding principle that divides the screen into three vertical sections and three horizontal sections, in order to achieve balance in the frame.
Realism is concerned with _______ and ______.
Representation; the actual
What is a short/reverse-shot sequence?
a sequence that cuts back and forth between two characters interacting
Form describes ________, while content describes ________.
the means of expression; the subject of a movie
The movie projector tricks the viewer into perceiving separate still images as one continuous image, creating _______.
A MacGuffin is an object of vital importance to the characters that _____.
turns out to be relatively insignificant for viewers in the overall narrative
Chapter 2 refers to sculptures by Praxiteles, Giacometti, and Haring that express the same subject but differ in ______.
The director's responsibility(s) on a movie is/are:
all of the answers listed for the question
A convincing appearance of truth is a quality that cinema scholars call ________.
Which of the following statements about explicit meaning is NOT true?
interpreting a film's message or "point" will reveal its explicit meaning.
The essential quality that separates movies from all other two-dimensional pictorial art forms is ________.
What is implicit meaning?
meaning that lies below the surface of a movie's story and presentation.
The terms film, movies, and cinema are _________.
This chapter's analysis of the waiting-room sequence in Juno turning her head in search of the source of a particular sound. At this moment, the camera adjusts to reveal a mother drumming her fingernails on a clipboard. This shot is an example of
point of view
The designations "film," "movie, " and "cinema" carry difference connotations. Though this textbook uses all three terms, it favors the term _________ because ___________.
movie; motion is the essence of medium
The most common editing technique designed to hide the instantaneous shift from camera viewpoint to another is _______.
cutting on action
A low-angle shot may present a character as ________, ________, or _________ by filming the subject form a low angle.
strong; noble; threatening
Although they are not responsible for it or them, what does the production designer help reinforce through design?
Look at the stills: A, B, and C. Which of the three is an example of compositional stress?
(an image of a man showing is left side of the face at the right of the screen)
Which of the following statements about the production designer is NOT true?
The production designer is hired relatively late in the production process.
Images A, B, and C are examples of deep space composition. Which image is NOT an example of deep focus composition?
(a black and white close up image of a lady sitting in a chair. the staircase is blurry behind her)
Which of the following statements about mise-en-scene is NOT true?
mise-en-scene has two major visual components: lighting and movement
Negative space is often used to:
foreshadow the arrival of something that will restore balance to the frame.
Narrative is a cinematic structure that arranges events in a ________ sequence.
cause and effect
In _________, screen duration corresponds directly to plot duration
A montage is an example of
a summary relationship between plot time and screen time
Because it is less common than summary, the _________ is often used to highlight a plot event.
At its simplest level, a movie's _________ is the telling of its story
In narrative theory, the final confrontation between the protagonist and antagonist is called
the climax or the showdown
what is scope?
the overall range in time and place of a movie's story
Which of the following statements about round characters is NOT true?
round characters generally exhibit very predictable behavior
Bringing ________ to the plot events is one of the most fundamental decisions that filmmakers make about relaying story information through the plot.
What are the major elements of cinematic design?
setting, decor, properties, lighting, costume, makeup, hairstyle
________ refers to the categorization of films by the stories they tell and the ways that they tell them.
The French term femme fatale translates to
More than virtually any other genre, film noir is distinguished by its _______.
One reason we enjoy horror movies is the anxiety that arises out of our inability to control _____.
death and insanity
What are the three basic types of animation widely used today?
hand-drawn, stop motion, and digital
The thematic conflict in westerns is generally between _______
wilderness and civilization
Integrated musicals _______.
assimilated singing and dancing with spoken action
The gangster genre is deeply rooted in ________.
the American Dream
Narrative is a cinematic structure that arranges events in a _______ sequence.
cause and effect
The two fundamental styles of design established in early motion pictures are the ________ associated with the Lumiere brothers, and the _________, associated Georges Melies.
What is figure movement?
the movement of something concrete withing the frame.
When visualizing and planning shots, filmmakers must make decisions about two elements of composition: what we see on screen and what moves on screen. What are these two elements commonly called?
framing and kinesis
The creation of a movie's mise-en-scene is nearly always the product of ________.
very detailed planning
How would you define properties?
objects placed in the frame that help us understand the film's characters
For each scene, the director plans and rehearses the position and movement of the actors and cameras in a process known as what?
Analyze these three shots: A, B, and C. Which of these is an example of deep space composition?
(a black and white wide-shot of 2 men and a woman. One of the men is sitting next to the woman and the man standing is on the left side of the screen)