30 terms

Media Art Final Review

A review for Mr. Needles Media Art's class
STUDY
PLAY
Persistence of Vision
image that remains in mind b/c chemical transfer of image to brain takes longer than light to travel from image to brain
Frame
single image
Shot
Section of film captured by one camera at one time
Sequence
collection of shots
Establishing shot
initial shot of a film, gives first impression of setting, mood; often extreme long shot
Long Shot
Whole subject visible with background
Wide Angle Shot
A long shot using a 35mm lens (the closest approximation of our eyesight)
Medium shot
part of subject visible ie the torso of a man
Close up shot
only the tops of the shoulders, neck, and face are visible
Extreme close up shot
focuses on one feature of the subject, such as an eye or mouth
Inciting incident/hook
sets the plot in motion, does not have to involve the protagonist
Basic film plot
Three acts: Act 1 = 30 min, Act 2 = 60 minutes, Act 3 = 30 minutes
PSA
(public service announcement) a message produced and broadcast at no charge for qualifying non-profit organizations
Day-for-night cinematography
is the filming of night scenes during daylight, using special filters.
Script
the written blueprint for a production
Storyboard
pictures (generally drawings) that illustrates the proposed sequence of shots in a production
Pre-production
the period in a project's development that takes place after the picture is delivered, or "after the production" This term might also be applied to video/film editing or refer to audio post-production, the process of preparing all the elements of a video production, including planning, storyboarding, script writing, scheduling, props, camera angles and locations
Production
the period in a project's development in which the piece is filmed
Post-production
the period in a project's development that takes place after the picture is delivered, or "after the production" This term might also be applied to video/film editing or refer to audio post-production
Frames Per Second
how many frames (or individual pictures) display in one second of film (24 is standard)
camera obscura
(Latin- darkened chamber/room) an optical device that projects an image of its surroundings on a screen.
zoetrope
(Greek- "active turn" or "wheel of life") a device that produces the illusion of motion from a rapid succession of static pictures. The term zoetrope is from the Greek taken
to mean "active turn" or "wheel of life".
a device that produces the illusion of motion from a rapid succession of static pictures.
C.G.I.
computer generated imagery. the effects created by a computer for film and animation.
Thomas Edison and William Dickson
Inventors of the motion picture camera first shown in New Jersey in 1894
Auguste and Louis Lumière
Inventors of the motion picture projector first shown at the Grand Saloon in Paris in France 1895
Eadweard Muybridge
an English photographer important for his
pioneering work in photographic studies of motion.
Georges Méliès
a French illusionist and filmmaker famous for being an innovator in the use of narrative structures, special effects, multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted color in his work.
Producer
someone who finds financing for and supervises the making and presentation of a film including hiring the director, crew, and actors.
Director
someone who supervises the artistic aspects of a film including working on performance with actors and leading the crew.
Director of photography
The DP, or cinematographer, is the camera and lighting supervisor on the production
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