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Film Techniques

Subjects : performing-arts, film
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






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






3. Most common editing technique






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






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






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






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






8. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






9. Can be to or from black or white






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






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






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






13. Cut to an object - then to a person






14. Can be to or from black or white






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






16. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






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






18. The most common shot






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






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






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






22. A new image wipes off the previous image






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






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






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






26. The camera films subjects from below






27. The image being shot as part of a whole






28. Direct lighting from below or the side






29. The camera is on a crane over the action






30. The image being shot as part of a whole






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






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






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






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






37. A new image wipes off the previous image






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






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






40. A shot from some distance






41. Direct lighting from below or the side






42. Most common editing technique






43. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






44. The camera is above the subject






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






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






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






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






49. Cut to an object - then to a person






50. The most common shot