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Film Techniques

Subjects : performing-arts, film
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Cut to an object - then to a person






2. A new image wipes off the previous image






3. The camera is above the subject






4. The camera is on a crane over the action






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






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






7. A shot from some distance






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






9. The camera is on a crane over the action






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






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






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






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






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






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






16. A new image wipes off the previous image






17. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






18. The camera films subjects from below






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






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






21. The camera films subjects from below






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






23. Most common editing technique






24. Can be to or from black or white






25. Direct lighting from below or the side






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






27. The camera is above the subject






28. The most common shot






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






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






31. Cut to an object - then to a person






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






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






34. A shot from some distance






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






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






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






38. The image being shot as part of a whole






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






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






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






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






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






44. Direct lighting from below or the side






45. The image being shot as part of a whole






46. Can be to or from black or white






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






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






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






50. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously