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Film Techniques

Subjects : performing-arts, film
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A shot taken from a normal height or at the character's eye level






2. The camera is on a track that allows it to move with the action






3. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






4. A new image wipes off the previous image






5. Most common editing technique






6. Most common editing technique






7. The image being shot as part of a whole






8. Often a long shot or a series of shots that sets the scene






9. The camera is on a track that allows it to move with the action






10. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






11. The scene is flooded with light - creating a bright and open looking scene






12. A new image wipes off the previous image






13. Cut to an object - then to a person






14. A shot from some distance






15. A scene between two people shot exclusively from an angle that includes both characters more or less equally






16. The scene is flooded with shadows and darkness - creating suspense or suspicion






17. Sound that could logically be heard by the characters in the film






18. A shot taken from a normal height or at the character's eye level






19. Often a long shot or a series of shots that sets the scene






20. Sound that could logically be heard by the characters in the film






21. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






22. The camera films subjects from below






23. A stationary camera moves from side to side on a horizontal axis






24. The image being shot as part of a whole






25. A stationary camera where the lens moves to make an object seem to move closer to or further away from the camera






26. A stationary camera moves from side to side on a horizontal axis






27. The camera is above the subject






28. The camera is above the subject






29. Cut or dissolve to action that happened in the past






30. The camera is on a crane over the action






31. The scene is flooded with shadows and darkness - creating suspense or suspicion






32. A shot of one subject - then another - then back to the first






33. Sound that cannot be heard by the characters but is designed for audience reaction only






34. Can be to or from black or white






35. The image takes up at least 80 percent of the frame






36. The image takes up at least 80 percent of the frame






37. Sound that cannot be heard by the characters but is designed for audience reaction only






38. Can be to or from black or white






39. The most common shot






40. Direct lighting from below or the side






41. Soft lighting on the actor's face or from behind






42. A shot of one subject - then another - then back to the first






43. Direct lighting from below or the side






44. A kind of fade in which one image is slowly replaced by another






45. A scene between two people shot exclusively from an angle that includes both characters more or less equally






46. A stationary camera where the lens moves to make an object seem to move closer to or further away from the camera






47. Cut to an object - then to a person






48. A kind of fade in which one image is slowly replaced by another






49. The camera is on a crane over the action






50. Soft lighting on the actor's face or from behind