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Flashcards in English P2- Film Techniques Deck (28):
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Shot

Piece of film between two edits

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Extreme close-up

Single detail occupies most of the screen
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Close-up

Camera is close to the subject, so that when the image is projected most of the screen shows face and its expression

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Medium close-up

Chest up

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Medium shot

Waist up
Background begins to be visible and potentially important

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Medium long shot

Knees up

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Long shot

Head to feet, with surrounding environment very visible

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Extreme long shot

Camera is very far away from the subject

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Angle

Position of the camera in relation to the subject being filmed

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Low-angle

Below subject and shoots upwards at it

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Worm's eye view

Directly under subject

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Eye-level

Normal eye level in relation to the subject

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High-angle

Above subject and shoots down

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Bird's eye view

Directly over subject

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Reverse angle

Over-the-shoulder position of each character

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Crane shot

Taken from a crane or boom and can move in any direction

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Dolly shot

Camera is mounted on a dolly and move forward and away from the subject

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Tracking shot

Camera is mounted on a dolly or truck, and moves horizontally on wheels or railroad-like tracks to follow the action being filmed or to survey the environment

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Hand-held shot

Camera operator carries camera (Shakycam)
Used for lack of smoothness, to the give impression of the point of view of the person walking
For greater naturalism or to create suspense

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Pan shot

View sweeps form left to right or right to left
Not mounted on a movable object but stays fixed

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Tilt

Like pan, but camera tilts up or down

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Subjective shot

Camera is positioned, or has something about its content (distortion through misfocus or strange colours) to suggest that the shot is seen from the viewpoint of a particular character, usually in an abnormal frame of mind

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Mis-En-Scene

The design aspect of film production, it is often a visual way to tell a story. It applies to everything which applies before the camera and includes the positioning and movement of actors and props

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Scene

Portion of a film in which all of the action occurs in the same place and the same time span. May composed of a many number of shots

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Context

Socio-political background to the film

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Frame -

Shot- scene- sequence

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Icon

Denotative meaning of a shot

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Index

Connotative meaning of a visual sign

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