ENGLISH YEARLIES - Visual techniques
Terms in this set (25)
The size and style of the text; bold, italics, underlining
What is placed at the front of the image, the part of a work depicted as nearest to the viewer
Body language and gaze
Facial expressions, gestures, stance or position - can convey the attitude, feelings or personality of the individual shown. Take note of the direction of the subject's eyes.
In black & white images examine the use of contrast, light and darkness. In a colour image, colours are used to signify feelings and evoke a response. E.g. Red = passion, anger, hell, vitality, etc. blue = peace, harmony or coldness.
Close up shots
Contains a character or object in detail this emphasises emotions or reactions. Captures the Head and shoulders.
A shot that frames the entire figure of a human as filling most of the frame. The background is a significant part of a long shot. Contains alot of landscape, gives the audience an idea of the place.
Use of light and dark colours in contrast
Placing specific shaped borders around an image to create separation .
This shot is taken when the camera is below or looking up at the object or character; suggesting power or dominance.
the camera is positioned above and looks down on the subject. A high angle image often has the effect of
making the subject appear weak or vulnerable.
: A film shot which includes half the body and a small part of the background. A shot that is framed from the waist up and fills most of the screen.
Extreme long shot
A shot in which the scale framed is very small. Typically a wide landscape, cityscape or a crowd of people would fill the screen.
This shot occurs when the camera is level with the object or figure; like a normal eye-view of the scene, and suggests reality.
Distance between objects or people to establish relationship
The purposeful use of colour to convey meaning
Participants looking carefully directly at the camera as a means of acknowledging the viewer or having a imaginary relationship.
The part that your eyes are first drawn to in the visual. Colour, image and layout determine what the salient image is. Dominant image.
The line that our eyes take when looking at a visual. Composers deliberately direct our reading path through the vectors.
The distinction between the size of the objects to indicate power
A symbol is anything that stands for or represents something else. A symbol has meaning its own meaning but also represents another idea.
Positioning subjects side by side to emphasise difference
Technique used to illuminate differences. Colour and texture are sometimes used in combination with this technique.
An extreme high angle shot, taken form overhead used to establish or emphasize a location
Importance of camera angles
The angle from which the camera takes the shot has an important effect on what the viewers see and on the effect of the shot. The camera angle, or where the camera is placed, is important as it indicates point of view, ie from whose perspective we are seeing the action, such as the character, audience or director.
Point of view (POV) shot
the visual perspective from which a shot is taken or a story is told. Shows perspective of character.
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