Film Terms List

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

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