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the camera is placed on a crane or extended stick over the action.
Bottom or side lighting-
direct lighting is pointed on the subject from the bottom or the side, making the subject appear dangerous or evil.
the image takes up approx. 80% of the frame.
two shots of action that are happening simultaneously.
two shots are spliced together or shown one directly after another.
natural sound that can be logically heard in the scene (dialogue, background noise, etc).
a type of fade where one image is gradually replaced by another.
setting the camera on a set of wheels for mobility.
often a long shot or a series of shots that set the scene. They are used to establish setting and to show transitions between locations.
Extreme close up-
the image being shot is a part of a whole, such as an eye or hand.
the shot is from the character's eye level.
Eye line match-
A cut to an object, then to a person to show a character's thoughts.
the shot fades to and from black/white. This often shows the passing of time or the end of the scene.
a cut or dissolve to action that has happened in the past.
Front or back lighting-
soft lighting is placed on the subject's face or from behind to give the appearance of innocence or goodness. (Halo effect).
the camera is above the subject. This has the effect of making the subject look smaller, weak, powerless, or trapped.
the scene is flooded with light to create a bright, open-looking shot.
a shot from a distance. If filming a person, the full body is shown.
the camera is below the subject. This makes the subject look larger than normal, and thus strong, powerful, and threatening.
the scene is flooded with shadows and darkness to create suspense and suspicion.
the most common shot. If filming a person, the shot is from the waist up.
the atmosphere or predominant emotion in a literary work; the effect of the words on the audience.
unnatural sound that cannot be heard by the characters, but is designed for the audience (soundtrack songs)
a stationary (non-moving) camera moves from side to side.
a single piece of film that is uninterrupted by cuts.
Often used for conversations, the camera shows a shot of a subject, then a second, then back to the first.
a stationary camera moves up and down.
a shot of two people from an angle that includes both characters equally. Used often in conversations or love scenes.
a new image quickly wipes off the previous image.
a stationary camera where the lens moves in and out to make an object seem closer or further away.
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