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Every person as an artistic side. Arts refer to the theory and physical expression of creativity found in human societies and cultures. Aesthetics studies how artists imagine create and perform works of art, and what happens in people’s minds when they look at paintings. Take up the quiz below to test your understanding of aesthetics.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Mise-en-scene incorporates which following four elements in capturing the events for the camera?
    • A. 

      Setting, sound, costume, staging

    • B. 

      Setting, lighting, sound, staging

    • C. 

      Setting, lighting, costume, staging

    • D. 

      Setting, sound, lighting, costume

  • 2. 
    What is the best way to analyze mise-en-scene's function in a film?
    • A. 

      According to perceptions of Realism

    • B. 

      According to exaggeration, supernatural, understating and other elements of imagination

    • C. 

      According to how it is motivated, how it varies or develops, and how it works in relation to other film techniques

    • D. 

      According to its reliance on cinematography, editing, and style

  • 3. 
    In what ways can the filmmaker control the setting of mise-en-scene?
    • A. 

      By selecting an already existing locale (going on location)

    • B. 

      By constructing the setting

    • C. 

      By controlling color schemes and creating props

    • D. 

      All of the answers are correct

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      Costumes and make-up may function to reinforce the film's narrative and to create character traits.

    • B. 

      Costumes are separate from props and should not be used as such.

    • C. 

      Make-up in film was originally developed in response to the popularity of horror and science-fiction films.

    • D. 

      Since the filmmaker usually wants to emphasize the human figures, the costumes provide a neutral background to the settings.

  • 5. 
    The four major features of film lighting are its quality, direction, source, and color. Which feature refers to the intensity of illumination and the shadows, textures, and edges created?
    • A. 

      Quality

    • B. 

      Direction

    • C. 

      Source

    • D. 

      Color

  • 6. 
    The director controls the behavior of various figures in the mise-en-scene to create the movement and acting of the film. These figures are represented by which one of the following?
    • A. 

      Human figures

    • B. 

      Humans and living animals

    • C. 

      Humans, living animals, and objects

    • D. 

      Humans, living animals, objects, and shapes

  • 7. 
    Acting is often approached as a question of realism. Why is this a problematic way of thinking?
    • A. 

      Concepts of realistic acting have changed over film history.

    • B. 

      Not all films try to achieve realism.

    • C. 

      The audience is aware that all performances are fabricated regardless of their attempt to be real

    • D. 

      All the answers are correct.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is not true in relation to how a filmmaker can direct spectator attention across the two-dimensional space of the frame?
    • A. 

      A moving item draws our attention more quickly than a static item does.

    • B. 

      Colors that are cool are less prominent than warm colors when both are juxtaposed in an image.

    • C. 

      Black-and-white films cannot rely on changes in tonality.

    • D. 

      Filmmakers often loosely balance a shot's left and right regions.

  • 9. 
    In regards to mise-en-scene, looking is purposeful. Complete this sentence: What we look____ is guided by our assumptions and expectations about what to look ____.
    • A. 

      For; at

    • B. 

      At; for

    • C. 

      To; through

    • D. 

      Through; to

  • 10. 
    Filmmakers control what they want the audience to focus on by creating changes in which one of the following?
    • A. 

      Variations in figure size

    • B. 

      Variations in sound and music

    • C. 

      Variations in lighting and shadow

    • D. 

      All the answers are correct.

  • 11. 
    By emphasizing movement in a shot, mise-en-scene can control not only what an audience looks at, but also ____ we look at it.
    • A. 

      When

    • B. 

      Why

    • C. 

      How

    • D. 

      Where

  • 12. 
    The person in charge of the following elements is the ____: Quality of film stock, exposure, type of film stock, the camera.
    • A. 

      Director

    • B. 

      Cinematographer

    • C. 

      Editor

    • D. 

      Producer

  • 13. 
    With a constant projection speed, to get a slow motion effect, the cinematographer must do what?
    • A. 

      Shoot more frames per second.

    • B. 

      Shoot fewer frames per second.

    • C. 

      Shoot normal frames per second and digitally slow the footage down in editing.

    • D. 

      Ask the actors to move slower.

  • 14. 
    What does the focal length of the lens control?
    • A. 

      The distance of the actors from the camera

    • B. 

      Depth perception

    • C. 

      Scale of things in an image

    • D. 

      Both depth perception and the scale of things in an image

  • 15. 
    Combining two strips of film images to create a single shot is known as what?
    • A. 

      Double exposure

    • B. 

      Imposition

    • C. 

      Composite shot

    • D. 

      Matte projection

  • 16. 
    What is the purpose of framing?
    • A. 

      To create a neutral border around the image

    • B. 

      To produce a certain vantage point for the audience

    • C. 

      To actively define the image for the audience

    • D. 

      All the answers are correct

  • 17. 
    In some wide-screen compositions, the director will draw the audience's attention to only one area of the screen. How do they accomplish this?
    • A. 

      Put the important information center screen.

    • B. 

      Put the important information off center in an unbalanced composition.

    • C. 

      Make the important information the largest image on the screen.

    • D. 

      All the answers are correct.

  • 18. 
    Noel Burch has pointed out six zones of off-screen space: the space beyond each of the four edges of the frame, the space behind the set, and the space behind the camera. Which is the least used off-screen space in filmmaking?
    • A. 

      The space beyond each of the four edges of the frame

    • B. 

      The space behind the set

    • C. 

      The space behind the camera

    • D. 

      All six are used pretty equally.

  • 19. 
    A medium shot frames which of the following images of the human body?
    • A. 

      The head, feet, hands or a small object

    • B. 

      The body from the chest up

    • C. 

      The body from the waist up

    • D. 

      The body from the knees up

  • 20. 
    When referring to the framing, which of the following statements are true?
    • A. 

      Framing from a low angle automatically says that the character is powerful

    • B. 

      Framing from a high angle presents the character as dwarfed or defeated.

    • C. 

      A canted frame means that the world is out of kilter.

    • D. 

      None of the answers are correct.

  • 21. 
    What is mobile framing?
    • A. 

      Changing the shape of the frame throughout the course of the film

    • B. 

      Filming a person or object or event that is in motion

    • C. 

      Moving the camera while filming an image

    • D. 

      Filming in different locations

  • 22. 
    What is a long take?
    • A. 

      A shot that lasts a long time before cutting to the next shot.

    • B. 

      A view of something from far away, as in a bird's eye view of a city or landscape

    • C. 

      Shots of the same image repeated multiple times

    • D. 

      The length of time spent in preparing for a shot

  • 23. 
    Which of the following camera movements is a tracking shot?
    • A. 

      Rotation of the camera on a vertical axis

    • B. 

      Rotation of the camera on a horizontal axis

    • C. 

      The camera as a whole changes direction, traveling in any direction along the ground.

    • D. 

      The camera as a whole moves above ground level.

  • 24. 
    What is the standard Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences aspect ratio for filming?
    • A. 

      1.33:1

    • B. 

      1.66:1

    • C. 

      1.75:1

    • D. 

      1.85:1

  • 25. 
    An ordinary Hollywood film typically contains how many shots?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      1000

    • C. 

      10,000

    • D. 

      100,000

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