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Television Vocab

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1. Graphically generated visuals are placed atop a video image. ex: credits or captions

2. Presents the speech of multiple people interacting

3. What elements in the frame are clear or blurry

4. The back and forth editing between closeups in a dialogue

5. Straps the camera to the operator to make it glide. attempts to be realistic

6. These early versions of recordings were created by pointing a camera at a television and were the only way to preserve TV until much later

7. Audio and video in an edits are staggered: the next's scenes sound is heard before cutting to the shot

8. Mobile-- on site. multiple takes from multiple angles - shot out of order

9. Spacial relation between elements

10. Eye level

11. I love lucy - used multi camera to take in front of a live audience - but video signals weren't sent to the control room to edit live-- instead signals were recoded while the audio tape was mixed in. costly lucile footed the bill w/ husband desi. sho

12. When viewers outgrew the radio. network programming consisted of only 3 networks -

13. The action is staged in front of a green screen and electronically replaced with another image. ex: weather reports

14. Space that exists inside the frame.

15. Allow a high degree of intimacy and emotional expression

16. When camera is looking up at a character

17. Rarely has an impacts on viewers comprehension. works to convey naturalism

18. The creation or manipulation of images using non-photographic techniques

19. Rhythmically edits a number of visual sequence over a song that signals an emotional response

20. Designed to mimic the sounds that would be created in the environment depicted on screen. can heighten impact of staged actions

21. Where two/three people converse in the frame

22. Determines which cameras will be broadcast - transitions in between shots - added graphics

23. Used as a transition to pull out of a scene

24. Videotape allowed individual camera angles to be replayed in slow motion-- allowed for the growth of football

25. Targets media to specific segments of the audience

26. Filmed TV show - sold to stations and syndicators to reduce financial risk. better quality than kinescope. allowed for flexibility in editing as well as single camera

27. Cutting to a sequence occurring simultaneous in another location. creates suspense or thematic parallels

28. The formal characteristics that help express meaning independently of a text's context

29. From black to action. common when retuning from breaks. gradual- naturalistic. signify shift in time or space

30. Presumably not heard by characters. can be either from audience or pre-recorded

31. Puts shots together into a larger program. appears almost unnoticeable

32. When graphic images are incorporated into traditionally shot programming. used to create creatures or complex effects-- sci fi and horror

33. When the camera is angled. provided a disorienting slant perspective

34. A single shot with a lengthy duration. allows viewers to be emerged in the intense action with out disruption

35. Diegetic - and non-diegetic

36. Use long focal length. captures images from far away. compresses the depth of the shot

37. Represent the program as a whole. become part of the identity (iconic)

38. An edit where the shots do not sufficiently re-frame the action

39. Alternative to recording on film. 1950's - limited storage capacity and image quality

40. Allows and isolated detail - object - or body part to fill the screen. commonly used to highlight a piece of evidence or object contributing to the narrative

41. A (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor

42. Use short focal length. cause fisheye distortion. increase the depth of the shot

43. When a line or shape passes through the screen to switch to another shot. less naturalistic and usually reserved for highly presentational programming

44. Sequence is consistent. one character is always on the left - other on the right. avoids distorting

45. Found in live edit programs - sports and new. viewers are able to consume multiple streams of information simultaneously

46. Moving cameras along a line. moves the entire camera along with someone. follows actors steadily through space

47. Alters the degree of magnification and depth of an image

48. We cannot loose ourselves in the programming because it is so artificial-- people don't randomly break out into song. very stylized. realistic in content vs. form-- ex: glee

49. Based off industry's conception of how audience relate. Assert as set of ideas to unite viewers in their national identities as Americans (hegemony)

50. The basic unit of editing. an instant switch from one shot to another. re-frames the visual perspective on the action