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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 stationary camera moves up or down along a vertical axis






3. The camera is above the subject






4. Most common editing technique






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






6. Direct lighting from below or the side






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






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






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






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






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






12. Most common editing technique






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






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






15. A new image wipes off the previous image






16. A shot from some distance






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






18. The most common shot






19. The image being shot as part of a whole






20. Cut to an object - then to a person






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






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






23. The camera is on a crane over the action






24. The camera films subjects from below






25. The most common shot






26. The camera is above the subject






27. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






28. Can be to or from black or white






29. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






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






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






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






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






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






35. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






36. Direct lighting from below or the side






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






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






39. Can be to or from black or white






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






41. The image being shot as part of a whole






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






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






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






45. A shot from some distance






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






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






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 new image wipes off the previous image






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