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Mise en Scene
Also known as staging. The overall look and feel of a movie—the sum of everything the audience sees, hears, and experiences while viewing it.
A cinematic structure in which content is selected and arranged in a cause-and-effect sequence of events occurring over time.
A series of edited shots characterized by inherent unity of theme and purpose.
A complete unit of plot action incorporating one or more shots; the setting of that action.
The subject of an artwork. Compare form.
Persistence of Vision
The process by which the human brain retains an image for a fraction of a second longer than the eye records it.
an illusion of movement created when two or more adjacent lights blink on and off in quick succession
Critical Flicker Fusion
A phenomenon that occurs when a single light flickers on and off with such speed that the individual pulses of light fuse together to give the illusion of continuous light.
The movie projector's tricking us into perceiving separate images as one continuous image rather than a series of jerky movements.
An agent, structure, or other formal element, whether human or technological, that transfers something, such as information in the case of movies, from one place to another.
A still image within a movie, created by repetitive printing in the laboratory of the same frame so that it can be seen without movement for whatever length of time the filmmaker desires
An interest in or concern for the actual or real; a tendency to view or represent things as they really are.
A treatment that is against or the opposite of realism. However, realism and antirealism (like realism and fantasy) are not strict polarities.
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