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Film Techniques

Subjects : performing-arts, film
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. The image takes up at least 80 percent of the frame






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






3. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






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






5. Direct lighting from below or the side






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






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






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






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






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






11. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






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






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






14. The camera films subjects from below






15. The camera is above the subject






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






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






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






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






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






21. Cut to an object - then to a person






22. A shot from some distance






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






24. Direct lighting from below or the side






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. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






28. Most common editing technique






29. The camera is on a crane over the action






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






31. The image being shot as part of a whole






32. The camera is on a crane over the action






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






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






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






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






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






38. A new image wipes off the previous image






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






40. The most common shot






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






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






43. Cut to an object - then to a person






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






45. The image being shot as part of a whole






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






47. A new image wipes off the previous image






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






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






50. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously