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Film 2700 Week 1 Vocab

by: Akila Webb

Film 2700 Week 1 Vocab FLME 2700

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These notes cover all of the key terms and concepts we've been over since the start of class. Photos are attached to give aid and help remember terms for quiz on Friday!
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Akila Webb on Saturday August 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to FLME 2700 at Georgia State University taught by Lisby in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 28 views.


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Date Created: 08/27/16
Cinematography Terms & Concepts Cinematography- the art of photography and camera work in film making.  Look at it as an art.  Turning 3D into 2D; sometimes distorting the image.  Involves camera movement  Lens distortion- type of lens  Framing  Depth of field  Stock or Recording material Film stock- material that information is recorded on  Both react to light  The reaction causes the film or sensor to record info  Originally film stock was black and white  Filmmakers would hand color each individual frame  B & W is now used for stylistic purpose Frame- boundaries of a shot (frame right, frame left), a single piece of film stock DON’T CONFUSE FRAME AND SHOT Shot- the smallest component of cinematic language, more about the length of time. Defined by edits between the cuts. Lens Types 1. Wide Lens 2. Medium Lens 3. Long/Telephone lens: focus on one element Types of Shots 1. Wide Shot  Commonly an establishing shot  Relates characters to environment  Different from a full shot  Incorporates more than one thing  Head to toe/full body 2. Medium Shot- move in close on character or object, waist or chest and above 3. Close-up: focus on a character, connected to an emotional moment. Extreme close-up: eye, nose, hand *determine by focusing on a particular thing* Focus: What’s in focus in the shot?  Determine what’s important  Connected to the character’s emotional experience Pulling Focus  Also called rack focus  What’s in shifts between foreground middle ground and background Composition  Arrangement of objects in the frame  How space is used directs our vision  Placement of characters draws our attention Rule of Third  3 rows and 3 columns  Placement of characters goes from left to right as in reading the screen  Intersections are placed on characters’ facial features  Center is usually the focus point One Point Perspective & Leading Line  Audiences focus goes straight to the middle  Surrounding background creates lines to help direct our attention 4 Types of Angles: High angles- overhead (birds eye) usually a wide shot, often establishes dominance Low angle- drastic, sometimes used for dramatic effect Dutch/canted angle- slanted camera angle, often created confusion Point of view/POV- camera stimulates viewpoint of character, character usually established, then cuts to POV Camera Movement  Explores space  Creates relationships between character/objects  Follows an action  Generates energy, tension, suspense


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