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Depth of Field

Range of clear focus on shot

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Chiaroscuro

Effect of contrasted light

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Subjective Camera

Camera takes on P.O.V of character

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Focus Pull

Alternating between deep and shallow focus

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Deep focus

Focusing on background

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Shallow focus

Focusing on foreground

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Dolly camera movement

Camera physically moves closer to the subject

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Camera zoom

Camera zooms in without physically moving

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Crane camera movement

Camera lowered into action

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Ped camera movement

Camera on pedestal: physically moves up and down

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Track camera movement

Camera on rails - moves along with action

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Crab camera movement

Camera moves horizontally and keeps stopping, like crab walk

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Canted angle

Camera on an angle

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Eye-level shot

Shot level with subject's eye

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Birds eye shot

Shot from far above subject

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Worms eye shot

Shot from ground

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Expressive miss-en-scene

Setting, props, costume and makeup effectively conveys thought and feeling

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Naturalistic mise-en-scene

Setting, props, costume and makeup closely imitates real life

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Disequilibrium

Period of instability/insecurity in narrative

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Iconography

Objects within film used to evoke particular meanings

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Kuleshov effect

Film editing effect: viewer derives more meaning from interaction between 2 sequential shots than 1 on it's own

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Ambient sound

Background sounds in scene/location

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Foley sound

Reproducing sound effects to be added in post

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Contrapuntal Sound

Sound/music used contrasts with scene

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Asynchronous sound

Sound where source not see

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Method acting

Actor lives life as character until end of filming for authentic performance

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Cross dissolve

One shot fades into another

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Fade

Shot fades to black or white

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180 degree rule

Only film from one side of the scene, otherwise it flips

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Eyeline Match

Shows character looking at something, then what they're looking at