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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 up or down along a vertical axis






2. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






3. Cut to an object - then to a person






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






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






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






7. Most common editing technique






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






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






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






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






12. The most common shot






13. A shot from some distance






14. Most common editing technique






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






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






17. The camera is above the subject






18. A single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts






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






20. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






21. The image being shot as part of a whole






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






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






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






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






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






27. Cut into action that is happening simultaneously






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






29. The camera is on a crane over the action






30. Cut to an object - then to a person






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






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






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






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






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






36. The most common shot






37. Direct lighting from below or the side






38. Can be to or from black or white






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






40. The camera is above the subject






41. The image being shot as part of a whole






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






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






44. The camera is on a crane over the action






45. A shot from some distance






46. The camera films subjects from below






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






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






49. A new image wipes off the previous image






50. Can be to or from black or white