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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 moves from side to side on a horizontal axis






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






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






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






5. Cut to an object - then to a person






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






7. The camera is on a crane over the action






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






9. The most common shot






10. A new image wipes off the previous image






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






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






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






14. The camera is on a crane over the action






15. A shot from some distance






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






17. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






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






19. The camera films subjects from below






20. Can be to or from black or white






21. The camera is above the subject






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






23. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






24. Direct lighting from below or the side






25. The most common shot






26. The camera is above the subject






27. The image being shot as part of a whole






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






41. Cut to an object - then to a person






42. A new image wipes off the previous image






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






44. Direct lighting from below or the side






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






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






47. The image being shot as part of a whole






48. A shot from some distance






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






50. The camera films subjects from below