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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. The most common shot






3. Direct lighting from below or the side






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






5. Most common editing technique






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






7. Most common editing technique






8. The camera films subjects from below






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






10. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






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






12. The camera is on a crane over the action






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






14. Can be to or from black or white






15. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






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






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






18. A new image wipes off the previous image






19. Can be to or from black or white






20. Direct lighting from below or the side






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






22. The camera is on a crane over the action






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






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






25. The camera films subjects from below






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






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






28. The camera is above the subject






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






30. A new image wipes off the previous image






31. The image being shot as part of a whole






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






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






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






35. Cut to an object - then to a person






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






37. A shot from some distance






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






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






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






41. The most common shot






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






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






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






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






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






47. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






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






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






50. Cut to an object - then to a person