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Midterm Study Guide

by: Max Geschwind

Midterm Study Guide CTCS 190

Max Geschwind


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Introduction to Cinema
Drew Casper
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Max Geschwind on Tuesday September 27, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to CTCS 190 at University of Southern California taught by Drew Casper in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Cinema in Cinematic Arts at University of Southern California.


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Date Created: 09/27/16
Midterm Review Guide FILM AS TECHNOLOGY, CULTURAL, ENTERTAINMENT, SUCINESS PRODUCT As a Technology:  Persistence of vision  Still photography  Motion picture camera  Celluloid/film stock  Motion picture printer  Projector As a business,  Producer  Distributor  Exhibitor As Entertainment: movie is a medium of communication. Draws on different art forms such as music, theater, architecture and sculpture. As Cultural Product, movies have social dimension. Comes from a society and culture. Can transform, subvert, construct the culture. LITERARY DESIGN  Two scripts: original and adaptation  Three types of adaptation: loose, faithful, strict  Four elements of script: characters, dialogue, action, setting  Subject  Theme  Plot  Climax  Classic Linear (Aristotle) structure, Episodic strucntue, contextual structure  Narrative  POV (first person inside, first person outside, third person, omnsicnent)  Motif  Allusion PERFORMANCE  Properties of a Player include physicality, personality, talent, methodology  Persona of a Player  Types of a Player include Non-Professional, Professional, Star, and combination of Star/Actor  Acting Style: Pantomimic, realist, method and university-trained  Improve  Star turned  Test on If an Actor is Good or Bad includes: expressive coherence, ensemble, if they seem right in setting, androgyny, can they convey thought w/o saying or doing anything, ability to convey multiple emotions at once, beats, length of take held on actor, did actor affect you VISUAL DESIGN  Costume  Lighting  Color  Title Design  Special Effects (makeup, mechanical, in-camera, post production)  Functions of Special Effects include: defining character in frame, setting, mood, atmosphere, character, motif, color COMPOSITION – taking an image that is flat and making it full of depth  Three Aspects of Composition – Framing, Staging, Photographing  Six Zones of Offscreen Space- above, below, right, left, in front of camera, behind the set  Six proxemics patterns – extreme long shot, long shot, medium long shot, medium shot, close up, extreme close up  High/Low Angle TEMPORAL DESIGN  Types of Temporal Units – Shot, Scene, Sequence  Long/Short Takes  Intensity/Contact Curve  Relationship Between Shots include charactars, visual design, lighting schemes  Pace/rhythm  Shot/Reverse Shot  Respecting 180 degree line  Cutting to Continuity  Rules of Fragmenting Scene – Displacement, cross cut, start with long shot then after action a long shot again, two people in dialogue need to be 5 degrees right/left  Collision Montage  Modes of Transition – cut, dissolve, fade in/out, super imposition  Types of Time – running time, duration, psychological time  Mise-en-scene


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