Chapter 5 terms
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the organization, distribution, balance, and general relationship of actors and objects within the space of each shot
An elaborate process in which the movements of objects, or actors dressed in special suits, are recorded as data that computers subsequently use to render the motion of CGI characters on-screen.
A person who works closely with the director, art director, and director of photography in visualizing the movie that will appear on the screen.
The person responsible for transforming the production designer's vision into a reality on the screen, assessing the staging requirements for a production, and arranging for and supervising the work of the members of the art department.
A constructed space used as the setting for a particular shot in a movie. Sets must be constructed both to look authored to photograph well
Shooting in an actual interior or exterior location away from the studio.
The color and textures of the interior decoration, furniture, draperies, and curtains of a set.
Also known as props. Objects used to enhance a movie's mise en scene by providing physical tokens of narrative information
A windowless, soundproofed, professional shooting environment that is usually several stories high and can cover an acre or more of floor space.
the use of deep gradations and subtle variations of lights and darks within an image
A small but significant role often played by a famous actor.
The clothing worn by an actor in a movie (sometimes called wardrobe, a term that also designates the department in a studio in which clothing is made and stored).
The member of the crew who is responsible for ensuring continuity throughout the filming of a movie.
video assist camera
A tiny device, mounted in the viewing system of the film camera, that enables a script supervisor to view a scene on a video monitor (and thus compare its details with those of surrounding scenes, to ensure visual continuity) before the film is sent to the laboratory for processing.
Any significant thing that moves on the screen—person, animal, object.
The process by which the cinematographer determines what will appear within the borders of the moving image (the frame) during a shot.
The aspect of composition that takes into account everything that moves on the screen.
A movement of the camera that adjusts or alters the composition or point of view of a shot.
The result of the dynamic functions of the frame around a motion-picture image, which can contain moving action but can also move and thus change its viewpoint.
point of view editing
the process of editing different shots together in such a way that the resulting sequence makes us aware of the perspective or point of view of a particular character or group of characters
On a camera, the little window that the cameraperson looks through when taking a picture; the viewfinder's frame indicates the boundaries of the camera's point of view.
cinematic space that exists outside the frame
cinematic space that exists inside the frame
A frame around a motion-picture image that, theoretically, characters and objects can enter and leave.
An approach to framing a shot that implies that neither characters nor objects may enter or leave the frame, rendering them hemmed in and constrained.