Looking at movies vocab
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Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of (something, especially information), typically for purposes of explanation and interpretation.
The concept that much of what happens in the making of a movie is hidden to the viewer as they watch it
The accepted systems, methods, or conventions by which the movies communicate with the viewer
A shot that often shows a part of the body filling the frame—traditionally a face, but possibly a hand, eye, or mouth.
Mores and prejudices that may exist beneath the surface of a movie
A direct change from one shot to another; that is, the precise point at which shot A ends and shot B begins
Cutting on action
A continuity editing technique that smoothes the transition between shots portraying a single action from different camera angles.
Slow movement of the camera toward a subject, making the subject appear larger and more significant
The time a movie takes to unfold on screen
The process by which the editor combines and coordinates individual shots into a cinematic whole; the basic creative force of cinema.
Everything that a movie presents on its surface
Transitional devices in which a shot fades in
from a black field or fades out to a black field
dissecting the directorial, cinematographic, editorial, and other techniques in amovie to uncover its meaning
An association, connection, or inference that a viewer makes on the basis of the given (explicit) meaning conveyed by the story and form of a film
Low angle shot
A shot that is made with the camera below the action and that typically places the observer in a position of inferiority
point of view shot
A shot that places the camera in the implied field of vision of a character
one uninterrupted run of the camera
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