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Film Techniques

Subjects : performing-arts, film
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. The scene is flooded with shadows and darkness - creating suspense or suspicion






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






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






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






5. A shot from some distance






6. Cut to an object - then to a person






7. The camera is on a crane over the action






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






9. The camera is on a crane over the action






10. Most common editing technique






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






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






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






14. The camera films subjects from below






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






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






17. Cut to an object - then to a person






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






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






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






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






22. Direct lighting from below or the side






23. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






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






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






26. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






27. Can be to or from black or white






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






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






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






31. The most common shot






32. A new image wipes off the previous image






33. Most common editing technique






34. The image being shot as part of a whole






35. The image being shot as part of a whole






36. The camera films subjects from below






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






38. Can be to or from black or white






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






40. The most common shot






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






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






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






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






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






46. A new image wipes off the previous image






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






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






49. A shot from some distance






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