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Film Techniques

Subjects : performing-arts, film
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Often a long shot or a series of shots that sets the scene






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






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






4. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






5. The image being shot as part of a whole






6. Cut to an object - then to a person






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






8. Cut to an object - then to a person






9. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






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






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






12. Most common editing technique






13. The camera films subjects from below






14. Most common editing technique






15. The most common shot






16. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






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






18. Can be to or from black or white






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






20. The camera is above the subject






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






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






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






24. A shot from some distance






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






33. The most common shot






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






35. The camera is on a crane over the action






36. The image being shot as part of a whole






37. A new image wipes off the previous image






38. A shot from some distance






39. Direct lighting from below or the side






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






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






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






43. The camera is above the subject






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






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






46. The camera films subjects from below






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






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






49. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






50. The camera is on a crane over the action