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Film Techniques

Subjects : performing-arts, film
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. The camera films subjects from below






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






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






4. Can be to or from black or white






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






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






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






8. Can be to or from black or white






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






10. The camera is above the subject






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






12. The camera is on a crane over the action






13. Cut to an object - then to a person






14. A shot from some distance






15. Most common editing technique






16. Cut to an object - then to a person






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






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






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






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






21. The most common shot






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






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






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






25. A new image wipes off the previous image






26. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






27. The image being shot as part of a whole






28. The camera is above the subject






29. Most common editing technique






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






31. Direct lighting from below or the side






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






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






34. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






35. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






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






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






38. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






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






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






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






42. Direct lighting from below or the side






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






44. The image being shot as part of a whole






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






46. A new image wipes off the previous image






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






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






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






50. The camera films subjects from below