Film Terms List

Random Movies Quiz

Can you name the film terms?

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

How to Play
When a filmmaker allows too much light to enter the lens
A film characterized by restraint
A time of someones life in which someone changes phases, usually from child to adult
A montage in which shots are linked together by symbolic association rather than a narrative
The theory that states the director is the major creator of film art and the project
A reference to a cultural event or another film or piece of literature
The splicing of shots together to form a cohesive film
When a director emphasizes aesthetic forms over the subject matter- the opposite of realism
The cameras position in the way it is facing, whether it be up down left or right
An object which has significance beyond its literal meaning
Detailed camera shot of a thing, if it is a person usually their head
Genre about darkness, dread, paranoia, and mystery
Empty or blank space in a frame
Blurring of all objects to focus on one desired range of distances
Interruption from the present in a film to visit the past
A shot of a characters response to a previous shot
A style that attempts to duplicate reality as it is perceived by many people rather than create a reality
A film of heroic proportions that are usually larger than life; it is a genre
Person responsible for creating sets and prop elements
When a director is very stylistic and emphasizes beauty
When the audience agrees that something is not real and they don't try to over analyze it
The first edit of a movie, like a rough draft
A rapidly edited sequence of images to show a series of events
The use of a well known cultural icon to suggest an idea
Box-office value of the production of a film
When the audience agrees with the director to accept certain fake things as real
When a shot is taken through the eyes of a character
A shot taken by a moving, sometimes shaky camera
A shot that is filmed for a long time
Alternating shots between two different scenes put together through editing
Commentary by a character that conveys thoughts or memories
Supernatural visual elements added to a film created by computers and technology
An idea or characteristic that is continuously visited throughout a film
Term for the arrangement of objects in the shot and in the scene
A usually long shot from the outdoors that sets up a scene and shows the surroundings
A style of filmmaking that emphasizes distortion and lyricism (not avant-garde)
An original type from which similar things are patterned; usually of a genre
Implications beneath the dialogue of a movie
The distinguishment a viewer makes between artistic and external reality
A comparison between two unlike things to mean something else
When a movie is very obscure with unconventional ideas
The type of lighting that emphasizes dramatic colors and shifts
Variation of a specific shot, usually one of many
Light that comes from the rear and makes front elements look dark
The elements that are continuous between two shots in a sequence- the technique that creates this
A shot that is taken from a distance
Uninterfering documentary filmmaking that is very straightforward
When a film completely represents something else in its story
Strong is story, star, and production value. Always has a nice lead rising to a climax, and has a shape that looks like a mountain.
Images recorded continuously form the time the camera starts to the time it stops
Shots sketched in advance before filming in sequence to prepare for a shoot
When a camera revolves around or across a scene
A style of film characterized by certain conventions
Shots created in the daytime that have filters on them that make them look like it is night

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments


Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.