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Common Tech Terms

a set of words often used in technology integration

Copyright The exclusive right to make copies, license, and otherwise exploit a literary, musical, or artistic work, whether printed, audio, video, etc.: works granted such right by law on or after January 1, 1978, are protected for the lifetime of the author or
Fair Use provisions of the copyright law allow use of copyrighted materials on a limited basis for specific purposes without the permission of the copyright holder. Fair use is any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, su
Public Domain The status of a published work or invention upon which the copyright or patent has expired or which has not been patented or subject to copyright. It may thus be freely used by the public.
Transformativism The act of taking a previously established copyrighted work and turning it into something new and different from its original intent.
Visual Literacy The ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image. Visual literacy is based on the idea that pictures can be “read” and that meaning can be communicated through a process of reading.
Medial Literacy The repertoire of competences that enable people to analyze, evaluate, and create messages in a wide variety of media modes, genres, and forms.
File Management The systematic process of using consistent file/folder names to organize files for fast and easy retrieval.
Storyboarding Storyboards are graphic organizers such as a series of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence-may include camera angles, dialogue, and othe
Dialogue The actual conversation between two or more people that occurs within a movie. The scripted dialogue is often sequenced to they existing storyboard.
Camera Angels Various positions of the camera (wide, medium, close up, or extreme close up with respect to the subject, each giving a different viewpoint or effect.
Wide Shot (WS) Shot which covers the action of the scene in a wide or panoramic view.
Medium Shot (MS) Camera shot midway between a close-up and a wide shot. Usually filming an actor from the waist up.
Close Up (CU) Shows a character's face and shoulders. It is close enough to show subtle facial expressions clearly.
Extreme Close Up (XCU) Shows only a part of a character's face. It fills the screen with the details of a subject.
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