26 terms

Film Studies Final 1800


Terms in this set (...)

shot length
editors adjust tempo by controlling the length of a shot, which is, on average, 2-4.75s. Shorter than older films progressively getting shorter.
A shot transition which 'Shot A' gradually disappears while simultaneously...'shot b' gradually appears; unlike fading, it is very 'superimposed'.
Graphic match
A shot transition that emphasizes the visual similarities between two consecutive shots
Narrative sequencing
the arrangement of images to depict a unified story time
A series of related scenes joined through elliptical editing that indicates the passage of time
Parallel editing
A technique of cutting back and forth between action occurring in two different locations, which often creates the illusion that they are happening simultaneously "cross cutting"
shot/reverse shot
a standard shot pattern that dictates that a shot of one character's line of vision as motivation for a cut
Eyeline match
A continuity editing technique that preserves spatial continuity by using a character's line of vision as motivation for a cut
Match on action
A rule in continuity editing, which dictates that if a cut occurs while a character is in midst of an action, the subsequent shot must begin so that audiences see the completion of that action
A process of blending three elements of the sound track (dialogue, music, and effects) in post production
Foley Artists
Crew members who work in post production, in a specifically equipped studio, to create the sounds of the story world. Examples, shuffling shoes on various surfaces for footsteps
Sound bridge
a scene transition wherein sound from one scene bleeds over into the next sceen, often resulting in a contrast between sound and image
Propaganda films
Documentary or occasionally, a narrative film that presents only one side of an argument or one approach to the subject
cinema vérité
The filmmaker can participate in front of the camera and make artistic choices, create an artifice within the film
Hollywood Blacklist
Individuals who were prevented from working in the film industry because of their suspected involvement with communist interests (Red Scarce) (Hella 'noid)
Louis Althusser's term for the way in which a society creates it's subjects/citizens through ideological (as posed to repressive) state apparatuses- which include education, media, religion, and the family
French New Wave
A term coined by the critics for a group of French filmmakers of the late 1950's & 60's. They used portable equipment and required little to no set up time; the New wave way of filmmaking a presented documentary style
Italian Neo-realism
- Golden Age Italian cinema
- Characterized by stories set amongst the poor/working class, filmed on location- frequently- using non-professional actors.
- Contends with the difficult economic and moral conditions of post-world-war Italy
- Poverty, oppression, injustice, desperation
Third Cinema
Latin American film movement
- started 1960's/70s
-decries neocolonialism, capitalist system, and the hollywood model of cinema as mere entertainment to make money
Fourth Cinema
Term coined by Maori, filmmaker, and theorist, Barry Barclay, to describe the filmmaking practices of indigenous people (aboriginal/first nation people).
A class or type of film, such as a western or a horror flick. Similar ________ films share narrative, visual, and/or sound conventions
- Term for film directors that were popularized by French film critics
- refers to film directors with their own distinctive style
- Sonita
- Get out
Compare 1 documentary film we have watched to 1 narrative film we have watched. What are the different techniques each film uses to reach that purpose?
Pick 1 scene from Notorious and explain the role of editing in it. What kind of edits are present and how do they effect the thematic content of the film?
Pick 1 scene from Get Out and discuss the use of sound within the scene. What kind of sounds are present and how do they effect the thematic content of the film?
Get Out Sceen. Intense.
Please ensure that your essay begins with a thesis statement that includes your reasoning for picking the two films and the relative effectiveness of the two films.
Please locate and articulate an ideological claim about 2 films we have watched this semester. Compare and contrast both the thematic content of these ideologies and the formal techniques used to convey these ideologies. These ideological claims can be something the movie is openly claiming or they can be how you read the movie as operating under certain ideology. Please consider cinematography, sound design, editing, narrative, mise-en-scene, social context, and any other relevant interpretive aspect we have discussed in class to support your interpretation of the film.

Flickr Creative Commons Images

Some images used in this set are licensed under the Creative Commons through Flickr.com.
Click to see the original works with their full license.