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Film Techniques

Subjects : performing-arts, film
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Cut to an object - then to a person






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






3. The camera is on a crane over the action






4. A stationary camera moves up or down along a vertical axis






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






6. A shot from some distance






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






8. Cut to an object - then to a person






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






10. The camera films subjects from below






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






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






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






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






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






16. The image being shot as part of a whole






17. Direct lighting from below or the side






18. The camera is above the subject






19. Can be to or from black or white






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






21. A new image wipes off the previous image






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






23. The image being shot as part of a whole






24. The camera is above the subject






25. The camera is on a crane over the action






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






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






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






29. Most common editing technique






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






31. The most common shot






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






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






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






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






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






37. A shot from some distance






38. Direct lighting from below or the side






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






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






41. A stationary camera moves up or down along a vertical axis






42. A new image wipes off the previous image






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






44. The camera films subjects from below






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






46. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






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






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






49. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






50. The most common shot