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Film Techniques

Subjects : performing-arts, film
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A stationary camera where the lens moves to make an object seem to move closer to or further away from the camera






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






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






4. Can be to or from black or white






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






6. Most common editing technique






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






8. A shot from some distance






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






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






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






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






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






14. Cut to an object - then to a person






15. The camera films subjects from below






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






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






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






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






20. Direct lighting from below or the side






21. The camera is above the subject






22. The image being shot as part of a whole






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






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






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






26. The camera is above the subject






27. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






28. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






29. Direct lighting from below or the side






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






31. A new image wipes off the previous image






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






33. A shot from some distance






34. A new image wipes off the previous image






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






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






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






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






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






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






41. The most common shot






42. Most common editing technique






43. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






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






45. The camera is on a crane over the action






46. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






47. The camera films subjects from below






48. The most common shot






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






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