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CINEMA

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continuity editing keeps audience in perspective during a scene
screen direction where everyone is located on screen and where they are moving
shot-reversed-shot shows two separate characters communicating even if one is shown (phone convo)
eyeline-match when a character looks offscreen, the next shot is assumed to be what they are looking at
match on action following the characters as they move from location to location
non-diegetic sound sound that a character cannot hear
diegetic sound sound that a character can hear
profilmic event what is happening on the screen at the time
canted framing horizontal angles appear to be tilted to indicated that something is "out of whack"
focal length setting on a lens that control the ability to see perception. i. short focus - wide angle - fishbowl angle. ii. middle focus - regular angle - avoid distortion. iii. long focus - narrow angle - magnify long distances.
shot duration amount of film that fits into a camera's single shot.
process composite shot special effects used to lay multiple images into a shot
super imposition layering a single strip of film multiple times
matte shots combining multiple images into a single shot
graphic match use color from one scene to enter another
Kuleshov Effect you see a building from outside, then assume everything after is done inside
cross cutting movement back and forth between two different areas. where action is taking place.
shot fundamental units of film
edits joins individual shots together
sequences a series of shots united in time and space
dissolve edit that joins to shots
screen duration cutting out and rearranging scenes as they unfold in time.
mise-en-sceeene "put into the scene", meaning everything on screen. (the attitude of "feel" of the film itself)
frame bound axes of the images show to you
props details that help amplify the mood and define setting
Chiaroscuro bold contrasts between light and dark lighting
figure behavior activities performed by actors that define the film (how actors act)
DECONSTRUCTION films contradict themselves. not everything is clear and spelled out. nothing is complete meaning black/white vs good/evil.
FEMINIST CRITIQUE world is portrayed through men's eyes. women are given sterotypes.
READER RESPONSE different readers will interpret texts differently based on their culture, gender, age, etc.
STRUCTURALISM everything is part of a system of signs and symbols
MARXIST texts are a representation of social structure and society. texts tell us about culture and the history of the time period
FORMALISM looking at the text as an individual form, comparing elements
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