Chapter 1 Film Studies
Vocab words for chapter one!
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A film is usually shot and projected at 24 still frames per second. The projector shutter breaks the light beam once as a new image is slid into place and once while it is held in place. Thus each frame is actually projected on the screen twice. This raises the number of flashes to the threshold of what is called "critical flicker fusion".
If a visual display is changed rapidly enough, our eye can be fooled into seeing movement.
Large Scale Productions
Prior to the 1960s, large studios centrally managed film production.
Usually lower budget films where directors often have more control over production.
Where one person or a small group creates the entire film.
The 3 Production Modes
Fiction film, documentary film, and experimental film.
"Author" of a Film
It's another name for the director.
Involves the public paying admission.
Includes video, cable, satellite, and other screenings such as film festivals.
Includes airline release, pay-per-view, cable, network broadcasts, and DVD release.
The print that is used in editing.
Used to make positive copies of film
Refers to the width of a film strip. (Not thickness.)
Preliminary Synopsis of a Film's Narrative
Is called a treatment.
3 Standard Film Strip Widths
16mm, 35mm, and 70mm.
A single take of all the action of a scene, or an establishing shot.
Editing using video and computer.
Refers to the relationship of the width to the height of a film's images.
A theater that shows foreign-language and independent films.
3 Methods for Showing Movies on TV
Panning and scanning, colorization, and time compression.
A sign held in front of the lens to record the number of each take.
Base and Emulsion
What a film strip consists of.
A series of drawings of the shots planned for a film.
A method for showing widescreen films on video.
An exhibitor is forced to buy several movies at once in order to get a favored movie, too.
Exhibitors buying a film without knowing exactly what it is.
Head electrician who works with lighting.