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Film Techniques

Subjects : performing-arts, film
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Sound that could logically be heard by the characters in the film






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






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






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






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






6. Can be to or from black or white






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






8. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






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






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






11. Most common editing technique






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






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






14. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






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






16. The camera is on a crane over the action






17. Direct lighting from below or the side






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






19. Can be to or from black or white






20. A new image wipes off the previous image






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






22. Cut to an object - then to a person






23. The camera is on a crane over the action






24. The camera films subjects from below






25. Most common editing technique






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






27. The most common shot






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






29. Cut to an object - then to a person






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






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






32. The camera is above the subject






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






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






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






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






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






38. The camera is above the subject






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






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






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






42. The image being shot as part of a whole






43. A shot from some distance






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






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






46. The most common shot






47. The image being shot as part of a whole






48. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






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






50. A shot from some distance