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Film Techniques

Subjects : performing-arts, film
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






2. A shot from some distance






3. Direct lighting from below or the side






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






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






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






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






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






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






10. Cut to an object - then to a person






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






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






13. Can be to or from black or white






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






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






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






17. A new image wipes off the previous image






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






19. The camera is on a crane over the action






20. Direct lighting from below or the side






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






22. The camera is above the subject






23. A shot from some distance






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






25. Can be to or from black or white






26. The most common shot






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






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






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






30. The camera films subjects from below






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






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






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






34. The camera is on a crane over the action






35. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






36. The image being shot as part of a whole






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






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






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






40. The most common shot






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






42. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






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






44. A new image wipes off the previous image






45. The camera is above the subject






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






47. The image being shot as part of a whole






48. Most common editing technique






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






50. Most common editing technique