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The volume of the sound we hear. Also related to perceived distance
The sensation of a frequency; could be high or low
The harmonic components of sound give it a certain "color" or tone quality
A drawn image showing the position of the camera, set and characters
Written dialogue of characters or action in a scene
Show movement of the camera, actors or objects in a scene
- Joins one shot to another - Gives a film meaning through how the shots are joined - Forms its own language structure - Is the "syntax" of cinema, its grammatical language, and this syntax must be learned--> the audience gets the meaning . - "The founding of film art is editing"- V.I Pudovkin, Filmmaker and Film Critic
-Think of a single shot as a word - Another shot= phrase - Another shot= sentence - Scene= paragraphs - Scenes= Acts
Smooth transitions between shots in which time and space are unobtrusively condensed (elliptical editing) (basically continuing the action between the shots)
Why do most modern filmmakers not make use of the traditional transition devices such as wipes, dissolves, and fades? A. the greater difficulty they create for editors B. a negative stigma attached to them as relics of filmmaking C. audiences' visual conditioning by TV commercials to follow quick cuts without confusion D. the trend toward the use of longer sequences
The most dominant tempo or compelling rhythm of the film results from A. the frequency of editorial cuts and the duration of shots. B. the pace of the dialogue and the natural rhythms of human speech. C. the pace of the plot itself. D. the director's stylistic impositions.
The most common use of the freeze frame is to A. allow the audience time to take in the information of a frame. B. mark the introduction of a principal character. C. signal impending violence in the story. D. mark the end of a powerful dramatic sequence.
lights included as a part of mis-en-scene
light that separates subject from the background by positioning a somewhat lower intensity harm to semi-soft light at a high angle and behind the subject
lights used to light larger area of the set
camera is placed directly overhead Supernatural or omniscient presence
The camera is above the subject. This usually has the effect of making the subject look smaller than normal, giving him or her the appearance of being weak, powerless, and trapped.
A camera angle that creates the effect of the audience being on the same level as the subject.
production identity regulation representation consumption
Development and manufacturing of a product, either a product to show a specific type of medium, or a product within it
In/formal laws and structures, that are self-regulated or regulated by the government
Involves careful tracing of individual frames in recorded video
An early animation device consisting of a disc or drum which rotated, showing successive images through slits, often via a mirror, thus producing the illusion of motion.