Chapter 2 Looking at Movies
Terms in this set (18)
misc 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. One element of film that composes design elements such as lighting, setting, props, costumes, and makeup within individual shots.
Another elemental system and is organized into a series of dialogue, music, ambience and effects tracks.
Structured into acts that establish, develop, and resolve character conflict. A cinematic structure in which content is selected and arranged in a cause effect sequence of events occurring over time.
The product of one uninterrupted run of the camera.
A series of edited shots unified by theme or purpose.
Complete units of plot action incorporating one or more shots; the setting of that action.
The subject of an artwork (what the work is about). Provides something to express. (3 sculptures all express a man)
The means by which that subject is expressed and experienced. The form for poetry is words; for drama, it is speech and action; for movies, it is pictures and sound; and so on. Supplies the methods and techniques necessary to present it to the audience. (3 sculptures of different men and ways we interpret the art)
A transparent sheet of celluloid of similar plastic on which drawings or lettering may be made for use in animation or titles.
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.
The illusion of movement created by events that succeed each other rapidly, as when two adjacent lights flash on and of alternately and we seem to see a single light shifting back and forth. This cognitive phenomenon is part of the reason we see movies as a continuous moving images, rather than a successive series of still images.
critical flicker fusion
A phenomenon that occurs when a single light flickers on and off witch 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. Apparent motion is the result of such factors as the phi phenomenon and critical flicker fusion.
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.
Also known as stop frame or hold frame. A still image within a movie, created by repetitive printing in the laboratory of the same from 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 on the opposite side of realism. However, realism and antirealism (the realism and fantasy) are not strict polarities. An interest or concern for the abstract, speculative, or fantastic.
A convincing appearance of truth; movies are verisimilar when they convince you that the things on the screen-people, places and so on, no matter how fantastic or antiballistic- are "really there."