Film Terms List

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

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