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When strips of film are scanned digitally, adjusted, and then scanned back to film.
The measurement of everything that is in focus in front of the lens.
A common arrangement using three directions of light on a scene.Back light, key light, and fill light.
An extremely fast movement of the camera from side to side, causing the image to blur.Often an imperceptible cut will join two of these into a transition.
A shot in which the camera physically moves forward, back, or to the side.
Maintaining continuous and clear narrative action, through matching screen direction, position, and temporal relations from shot to shot.
Lighting that avoids harsh bright and dark areas, creating a gradual transition from highlights to shadows.
An organizational structure in which the parts treat distinct subsets of a topic.Example: a film about the United States is organized into 50 parts, each devoted to a state.
Lighting in which there is little contrast between light and dark areas.Shadows are brightened by fill light.
Lighting in which there is strong contrast between light and dark areas.With deep shadows and little fill light.
In the three-point lighting system, the brightest illumination coming into the scene.
A form of single-frame animation in which three-dimensional objects are made to move in staccato bursts through the use of stop-action cinematography. Usually people.
Animation through a series of drawings, each on pieces of celluloid.
Lighting coming from one side of the subject.
In continuity editing, an imaginary line that passes through the main actors, which the camera cannot cross, in order to define and retain spacial relations.Also called the 180 degree line
When close and distant planes are all in focus.Originally developed in 'Citizen Kane,' using lighting and lens techniques.
The juxtaposition of a series of images to create an abstract idea not present in any one image.Lev Kuleshov, or Eisenstein
Resolving all lines of action within a narrative film.
The sound from the end of the previous scene carries over into the beginning of the next scene.
A machine that projects live-action frames one by one onto a drawing pad, as an animator traces the figures in each frame.
Depth cues, by showing objects that are in both the foreground and background.
Simultaneous sound from a source assumed to be outside of what is visible onscreen (though it occurs within the space of the scene).
In order to achieve clarity and consistent left-right spatial relations, the camera stays on one side of the action.
Shifting the focus from one plane to another during a shot.
Cutting between two or more lines of action that are occurring in different places simultaneously.
The world of the film's story. Everything that is presumed to have occurred, even when not shown onscreen.
In a narrative, the clear motivation of a series of cause and effect that progress without digressions or irrelevant actions.
All the events that are directly presented to the viewer.
Two or more shots edited together that alternate characters, often in a conversationOver-the-shoulder framings are common
Two shots joined as to create a strong similarity of compositional elements. e.g. color, shape
The shortening of plot duration achieved by omitting some story duration.
A type of filmic organization in which the parts create and support an argument.
A type of organization in which different images are juxtaposed to suggest similarities, contrasts, concepts, emotions, and expressive qualities.Common in experimental film, Reggio's 'Koyannisqatsi' or Conner's 'A Movie.'
Splicing two different views of the same action together, so it seems completely uninterrupted.
All events that have occurred, and that we infer to or assume to have occurred.
Combining two or more images into one to create a special effect.Also called a composite shot.
Any sound that is not represented as coming from the space and time of images on the screen.
Sound that is not matched temporally with the movements occurring in the image, as when dialog and lip movements are out of synch.
A shot that continues for an unusually long period of time before the transition to the next shot.
The sense of a sound's position in space, as represented through volume, timbre, and pitch.
Shot one shows a character staring off in a certain direction. Shot 2 shows what the character sees.
Adding sound to images after they have been shot and assembled.e.g. dubbing, diegetic music and sound effects.
An editing technique that emphasizes relationships between shots and images to create ideas not present in either shot by itself.Developed by the Soviet filmmakers of the 1920s.
The right-left relationships in a scene, set up in an establishing shot and determined by the position of characters and objects in the frame, by the directions of movement, and ey
The pole that suspends a microphone above a scene.
Diegetic sound that is represented as occurring at the same time in the story as the image it accompanies.
A shot that is far from the character - their entire length is shown.Typically an establishing shot.
The standardized shape of the film frame established by the AMPAS.1:85:1 (width is 1:85 times the height)
Music, noise, and speech recorded while filming a scene.
The six areas blocked from being visible on the screen.To each side and above and below the frame, behind the set, and behind the camera.

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