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Film Techniques

Subjects : performing-arts, film
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1. A kind of fade in which one image is slowly replaced by another






2. The image being shot as part of a whole






3. Most common editing technique






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






5. A new image wipes off the previous image






6. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






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






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






9. The most common shot






10. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






11. The camera is above the subject






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






13. A shot from some distance






14. A shot from some distance






15. The image being shot as part of a whole






16. The most common shot






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






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






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






20. The camera is on a crane over the action






21. Most common editing technique






22. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






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






24. The camera films subjects from below






25. Can be to or from black or white






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






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






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






29. The camera is on a crane over the action






30. Cut to an object - then to a person






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






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






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






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






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






36. The camera films subjects from below






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






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






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






40. The camera is above the subject






41. Direct lighting from below or the side






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






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






44. Can be to or from black or white






45. A new image wipes off the previous image






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






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






48. Cut to an object - then to a person






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






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