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Film Techniques

Subjects : performing-arts, film
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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A scene between two people shot exclusively from an angle that includes both characters more or less equally






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






3. A shot from some distance






4. A shot from some distance






5. The camera is on a crane over the action






6. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






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






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






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






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






11. Cut to an object - then to a person






12. Most common editing technique






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






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






15. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






16. The camera is above the subject






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






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






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






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






21. The camera is on a crane over the action






22. The image being shot as part of a whole






23. Can be to or from black or white






24. The most common shot






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






26. Can be to or from black or white






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






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






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






30. Most common editing technique






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






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






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






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






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






36. The camera is above the subject






37. A new image wipes off the previous image






38. Cut to an object - then to a person






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






40. The camera films subjects from below






41. Direct lighting from below or the side






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






43. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






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






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






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






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






48. The image being shot as part of a whole






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






50. The most common shot