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Chapters 1-3 and 11Quiz
Cinema as Art & Communicat
S. Voytilla
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Film, TFM160, Film Television UCSC, film studies 46, Film 46, film and media studies
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This 4 page Study Guide was uploaded by Cooper Johnson on Thursday July 28, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to TFM 160 at San Diego State University taught by S. Voytilla in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 82 views. For similar materials see Cinema as Art & Communicat in Television, Film & New Media at San Diego State University.

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TFM 160Sec1-3 /Fall 2016/Voytilla 1 TFM 160StudyGuide for Quiz #1  The Quiz Covers Weeks1-5Class Explorations,including Lectures,Class Screenings,ReadingAssignments Chapters1-3, 11(Lookingat Movies,with onlineBB Explorations).  Expect 20-25questions(Multiple Choice,T/F)  Bring PARSCORE RedForm(F-289-PAR-L)and #2Pencil. Important Topics, Terminologyfromyour CourseReading: Chapter1: Looking atMovies 1. Whatis the differencebetween implicit andexplicit meaning? (And howdo theseterms relateto onions,andogres,andamoviesuch as Juno?) Implicit meaningis the underlying,implied meaning ofthemessageofafilm. Explicit is the surfaceleveleventthat is offeredto usonthescreen.Wecan analyze onionsandogresusingthesetermsbylabeling the explicit meaning in Shrekis that heis anogrethat relatesto anonion. Implicitly wecan understandthat ogreslikeshrekhavemoreto them like onionshavelayers. 2. Whatis “formal analysis” andhowdoesformalanalysisdiffer fromother types ofanalysesthat exploretherelationshipbetweenculture andmovies? Asopposedto Cultural, Narrative,or AppealAnalysis, Formalanalysis focusesit’senergyonadifferentendconclusion. That conclusionbeing“How doesXexplain/conveyY, throughtheconventionaltechnical meansof cinema.” 3. Whatdo we mean when we describecinematic languageas“invisible”? What aresomeofthereasonswhycinematic languageis invisible? Cinematic languageis oftendescribedasinvisible becausemoviesarecreatedto appeal to our sensesand imitate reallife. It usestechniques that manipulate theway we seeexactly what theywant in avery convincingway. Editing establishes patternsthat mimic our eyesandclose-upsimitate focusandeyeline match cuts establisheye contact. 4. Whatdo we meanby culturalinvisibility? How is hisdifferentfromcinematic invisibility? Culturalinvisibility enforcesbeliefsystemsandvaluesthat peoplealreadyhave.It taps into our most naturaldesiresandbeliefs. Often this is why cultural significance remainsinvisible. So much ofthis interpretation occursonanunconscious,emotionallevel, thecasual viewer may beblind to the implied political, cultural, andideologicalmessagesthat helpmake the movie so appealing. Additional Important Terminology: TFM 160Sec1-3 /Fall 2016/Voytilla 2  Implicit Meaning  Explicit Meaning  FormalAnalysis  Shot  Cut  Editing  Close-up  FADEIN/FADEOUT  LowAngle Shot  Cutting onAction  Protagonist  Motif  Theme Chapter2: Principlesof FilmForm 1. Whatis the differencebetween form andcontent? And whydo worksofart needboth? Formisthe meansin which the contentor subject isexpressed.Artneedsboth becausewithout themedium or style, thecontent will never beexpressed.Without the content,thereis no subject to express. 2. In what waysdo movies use patternsto conveymeaning? How do they createmeaning bybreakingan establishedpattern? Moviesutilize patterns to formaudienceexpectationsandestablish something they canthen breakto manipulate viewer interpretation. 3. Whatarethe three fundamentalprinciples offilm form? Light, Movement, andtheManipulation ofSpaceand Time 4. Howdo movies createanillusion ofmovement? The illusion ofmovementis achieved byPersistenceofVision and thePhi Phenomenon.This meansthat the imagestays in our mindand thenwe interpret the eventsautomatically in succession. 5. Howdo movies manipulate space? Moviesmanipulate spaceby giving the viewer multiple perspectivesall the time. This includes beingable to seethis aerially or followaconversationfromthe perspectiveofmany people. 6. Howdo movies manipulate time? Moviesmanipulate time byonly showingthat partsthey wish youto see. Theycan flash-forward,flash-back,freezeframe,interrupt to enter a thought,or evenshow eventsout oforder,contraryto thewaythat humansexperiencereallife. 7. Whatis the differencebetween realism andantirealism in a movie, and why is verisimilitude important to them both? Realism is away to categorizemoviesthat havea concernfor therealor actual. Antirealism isa way to categorizemovies that haveaconcernfor theunrealor fantastic. Verisimilitude is important to bothbecauseitmeans that theviewer TFM 160Sec1-3 /Fall 2016/Voytilla 3 canunderstandandbelieve that theevents occurringaretrueatleast in that world. Withoutverisimilitude, amovie may seemhokeyor unrelatable. 8. Whatis cinematic language? Cinematic language is theinvisible toolusedto guide theaudience throughamovie. It is usedto achieve amanipulation ofthe audience’s interpretation. Additional Important Terminology:  Realism  Antirealism  Verisimilitude  PersistenceofVision  Phi Phenomenon  Critical Flicker Fusion  Parallel Editing  Cinematic Language Chapter3: Types of Movies 1. Whatarethe four differentwaysoflookingat Narrative? (“The Ideaof Narrative”) Narrativecanmean astory,a typeofmovie, a wayofstructuring fictional or fictionalized storiesin amovie, or abroadideathat isall ofthese things plus anything that carriesacauseandeffectsequenceofevents. 2. Whatarethe three categoriesofmoviesexploredinthe reading? (“Typesof Movies”) Befamiliar with thegeneralcharacteristics for eachcategoryof movie. Narrative,Documentary,Experimental. 3. Whatarethe four basicapproachesto documentaryfilms? Instructional, Persuasive,Propoganda,andDirectCinema. 4. Whatarethe six elements (sets ofconventions)that your readingusedto defineandclassify film genres? (“Genre”) StoryFormula,Theme, Character Types,Setting, Presentation, Stars 5. Whatarethe six genresexploredinyour reading? Befamiliar with the defining elements/conventionsofeachofthesesix genres. (“Six Major American Genres”) Western,Gangster,FilmNoir,Sci Fi, Horror,Musical 6. Howdoesanimation differ fromthe other threebasictypesofmovies? Animation is a toolusedin all kinds ofmovies,but asmovie type, is only differentin that tt usesdifferentmechanisms to createthemultitude ofstill images seenmovingonthe screen. 7. Whatarethe threebasictypes ofanimation? TFM 160Sec1-3 /Fall 2016/Voytilla 4 Classic Animation, StopMotion,Computer Animation Additional Important Terminology:  Genre  FactualFilm  Instructional Film  PersuasiveFilm  PropagandaFilm Chapter11: How theMovies are Made 1. Whatarethe threebasicphasesofmaking amovie? Pre-Production,Production,and Post Production. 2. Whatarethe principal activities in eachofthethreebasic phasesofmaking a movie? (“How aMovie is Made”) -Developanidea andscript, gain therights, plan abudget,casting, scouting andcontracting locations -Shooting, rehearsals for blocking/lighting,making setups,reassessprogress andbudget -Editing, preparingthefinal print, bringing film to public


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