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most familiar and most accessible art form; like theater, but without the spontaneity of "live" performers
aesthetic communication through the design of time and three-dimensional space compressed into a two dimensional image
attempts to record actuality using primarily either a sociological or journalistic approach; does not use professional actors normally;gives illusion of reality
record of movement or form; tells no story, but exists solely as movement or form; an artistic experience
"how the visual materials are staged, framed, and photographed" (Louis Giannetti "Understanding Movies"
the quality of film that enables it to be cut, spliced, and ordered according to the needs of the film and the desires of the filmmaker
cut that breaks the continuity ofhttp://quizlet.com/create_set/#add-row time by moving forward from one part of the action to another that is obviously separated from the first by an interval of time, location, or camera position
most aesthetic use of the cut in film; handled in two ways, first; as an indication of compression or elongation of time, and second; as a rapid succession of images to illustrate an association of ideas
what the camera records over a particular period of time and forms the basic unit of filmmaking
comprises a single shot of an entire piece of action, taken to facilitate the assembly of the composed shots in which the scene will finally be composed
long shot introduced at the beginning of a scene to establish the interrelationship of details, a time, or a place
used tightly framing in "The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio" to suggest nurturing intimacy in her film based on an Ohio housewife
Rack or Differential Focus
when either the foreground or background appears blurry and one appears clear
a shot taken as the camera moves in the same direction and speed as the object being photographed
when natural or outdoor lighting is used and the camera is hand held, the film appears unsteady
Buster Keaton-stare at audience, Charlie Chaplin-wink, Stan Laurel-gesture "how did all this happen" Bing crosby and bob Hope-comment to the audience
The Mission (Robert Dinero) guilt is felt by weaponry cut from him and tumbles down the mountain relieving him of his grief
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