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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. The most common shot






2. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






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






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






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






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






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






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






9. Direct lighting from below or the side






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






11. Direct lighting from below or the side






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






13. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






14. The camera films subjects from below






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






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






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






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






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






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






21. The image being shot as part of a whole






22. Most common editing technique






23. A shot from some distance






24. The camera is above the subject






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






26. Can be to or from black or white






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






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






29. Most common editing technique






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






31. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






32. The camera is above the subject






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






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






35. The camera films subjects from below






36. A new image wipes off the previous image






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






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






39. The camera is on a crane over the action






40. The most common shot






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






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






43. A new image wipes off the previous image






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






45. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






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






47. The image being shot as part of a whole






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






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






50. Can be to or from black or white