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Intro To Film Production

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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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. The order of events in your film






2. Camera and lens expert. They are responsible for the proper functioning of the camera - which includes setting it up - cleaning the gate - checking and pulling focus - and selecting filters and lenses. They know precise details about what various






3. This type of move breaks the promise of showing something else to the viewer






4. The physical placement of the camera on the set necessary to get each shot in your shooting script






5. The movement of characters in the space






6. Any cutting - arranging - trimming - corrections - or effects you might perform occur only virtually - in a preview mode. Original media files are not altered in any way. (Digital NLE is an example)






7. Adjusted to take into account the amount of light that is lost - dissipated - or absorbed by that particular lens






8. Another name for backlight because of the effect it gives the actor






9. The subject of the story - the central character whom the audience will follow as they attempt to achieve their goal






10. A type of location sound that isn't recorded simultaneously with the picture. Two types are Ambient Sound and Location Sound.






11. Refers to the size of your subject in the frame






12. Light that separates the subject from the background by positioning a somewhat lower intensity light at a high angle and behind the subject. It traces the edges of the figure and creates depth.






13. Hands-on lighting person who implements the lighting designs of the Director of Photography. In charge of setup and proper functioning of the lights.






14. Primary source of illumination in your scene. Usually it is a motivated light source.






15. Removing extraneous time and territory






16. The ability of a lens to gather light is determined by the largest possible f-stop of that particular lens (a fast lens can open up to allow more light than a slow lens)






17. Executing more than one move at a time






18. The ability of a lens to gather light is determined by the largest possible f-stop of that particular lens (a fast lens can open up to allow more light than a slow lens)






19. The recording of sync dialogue in a studio in cases where the production sound is not usable






20. The strategy of using movie lights to duplicate where light would logically be emanating from






21. Shot - Shot Sequence - Scene - and Dramatic Sequence






22. Refers to the loudness of a signal as it enters the audio recorder which determines the strength of the recorded audio signal






23. Clearly shows both subjects in the scene and defines the spatial relationship of the two to each other and the space around them






24. The person who pulls focus






25. Closely scrutinizing the location for its technical and aesthetic capabilities






26. Shooting a scene from various angles






27. Drawings of shots - arranged on paper in the order they appear in a sequence






28. Controlling the strength of the signal






29. Refers to the size of your subject in the frame






30. The look of the environment in which your scenes take place - and the choice and design of the objects and costumes employed in the film have a profound impact on the tone - the characterizations - and the meaning of your movie.






31. Yields very dark and prominent shadow areas. Occurs when the fill light is considerable lower than the key - allowing areas to be submerged in shadows.






32. Soft light that fills in the shadows created by the Key Light






33. Sheets for each shooting day; they detail what portion of the script is being shot on a specific day - who needs to be on the set - when they need to be there - and how to get to the set.






34. Shooting a scene from various angles






35. The head of the sound department responsible for recording the best possible quality sound. Chooses the appropriate microphones and mic placement for each and every scene that requires sound. They also monitor and maintain proper recording levels.






36. List of all the shots that make up the film in the order in which they will be shot






37. Light that separates the subject from the background by positioning a somewhat lower intensity light at a high angle and behind the subject. It traces the edges of the figure and creates depth.






38. Drawings of each scene from a bird's eye perspective. They help figure out important details like the axis of action - camera placement - and blocking.






39. A shot in which the subject looks directly at the camera






40. Sets up cables - holds second boom when necessary - and wrangles the cables when the boom operator follows a moving shot






41. The range between -12dB and 0dB that gives a buffer for any unforeseen audio spikes






42. Frequency - Amplitude - Timbre - and Velocity






43. Shooting Script - Overheads - and Storyboards






44. Point to the original data without altering the media file






45. First complete version of the narrative in proper screenplay format


46. Lens that has one fixed focal length for more precise manipulation of image quality






47. Lens that offers a continuous range of focal lengths in one lens housing






48. Sets up cables - holds second boom when necessary - and wrangles the cables when the boom operator follows a moving shot






49. Camera and lens expert. They are responsible for the proper functioning of the camera - which includes setting it up - cleaning the gate - checking and pulling focus - and selecting filters and lenses. They know precise details about what various






50. Soft light that fills in the shadows created by the Key Light