Camera Knowledge Trivia: MCQ Quiz

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Did you know that a camera is an optical item utilized for capturing an image? The lenses focus the light entering the camera, which can be broadened or narrowed to adjust the amount of light in the camera. A shutter item determines the amount of time the photo-sensitive exterior is visible to the light. Get ready to say cheese and prove your camera knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    One of the first and most important choices you face when framing each shot of your video is how large to show the principal subject and his or her surroundings. This is referred to as the __________________.

    • A.

      Shot Exposure

    • B.

      Shot Composition

    • C.

      Long Shot

    • D.

      Camera Angle

    Correct Answer
    B. Shot Composition
    Explanation
    Shot composition refers to the arrangement and placement of visual elements within the frame of a shot. It involves determining the size and position of the principal subject and their surroundings in order to convey a specific message or create a desired effect. By carefully considering shot composition, filmmakers can control the viewer's focus and understanding of the scene.

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  • 2. 

    Define Long Shot:

    • A.

      The subject remains dominated by the much larger background area.

    • B.

      The subject becomes the primary focus within the shot, but only a small portion of the background is visible.

    • C.

      The subject fills the screen and is clearly the central focus of the shot.

    Correct Answer
    A. The subject remains dominated by the much larger background area.
    Explanation
    A long shot is a type of shot in which the subject is dominated by the much larger background area. In this type of shot, the subject is shown in relation to its surroundings, emphasizing the distance between them. The subject may appear small or distant compared to the background, highlighting the scale or context of the scene. This shot is often used to establish the setting or to convey a sense of space or isolation.

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  • 3. 

    Define Medium Shot:

    • A.

      The subject remains dominated by the much larger background area.

    • B.

      The subject becomes the primary focus within the shot, but only a small portion of the background is visible.

    • C.

      The subject fills the screen and is clearly the central focus of the shot.

    Correct Answer
    B. The subject becomes the primary focus within the shot, but only a small portion of the background is visible.
    Explanation
    A medium shot is a camera shot where the subject is the primary focus within the frame, but only a small portion of the background is visible. In this shot, the subject is not completely filling the screen, but is still the dominant element. The purpose of a medium shot is to give the audience a closer look at the subject while still providing some context with the visible background.

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  • 4. 

    In movies, the villain is often shot from a ___________ to make them appear more sinister.

    • A.

      Low Angle

    • B.

      High Angle

    • C.

      Mid Angle

    • D.

      Stand Still

    Correct Answer
    A. Low Angle
    Explanation
    A low angle shot is used in movies to make the villain appear more sinister. This is because shooting from a low angle makes the subject look larger and more powerful, creating a sense of dominance and intimidation. By shooting the villain from a low angle, it enhances their presence and adds to their menacing portrayal on screen.

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  • 5. 

    ______________ is performed by tilting the camera to the side so the shot is no longer level/straight.

    • A.

      High Angle

    • B.

      Bird's Eye

    • C.

      Point of View Shot

    • D.

      Dutch Angle

    Correct Answer
    D. Dutch Angle
    Explanation
    A Dutch Angle is performed by tilting the camera to the side so the shot is no longer level/straight. This technique is often used in cinematography to create a sense of unease, tension, or disorientation. The tilted angle can convey a distorted or off-kilter perspective, reflecting the psychological state of a character or the chaotic nature of a scene. It adds visual interest and can enhance the storytelling by emphasizing a specific emotion or mood.

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  • 6. 

    _____________________________ is a device used to shift the audience’s point of view or focus from one plane to another in one shot.

    • A.

      Collage

    • B.

      Racking Focus

    • C.

      Low Angle

    • D.

      Storyboard

    Correct Answer
    B. Racking Focus
    Explanation
    Racking focus is a technique used in cinematography to shift the audience's focus from one plane to another within the same shot. It involves changing the focus of the camera lens while the shot is in progress, allowing the audience's attention to shift from the foreground to the background or vice versa. This technique is often used to create a sense of depth or to emphasize a particular element within the frame.

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  • 7. 

    If I want to remove reflections from a window I use a __________________ filter.

    • A.

      Neutral density filter

    • B.

      Red filter

    • C.

      Polarized filter

    Correct Answer
    C. Polarized filter
    Explanation
    A polarized filter is used to remove reflections from a window. When light reflects off a surface, it becomes polarized, meaning the light waves align in a specific direction. A polarized filter only allows light waves aligned in a certain direction to pass through, effectively blocking out the reflected light and reducing or eliminating the reflections on the window. This filter is commonly used in photography to reduce glare and improve the clarity of images.

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  • 8. 

    If I move my camera from left to right I am __________________ .

    • A.

      Panning

    • B.

      Tilting

    • C.

      Dollying

    Correct Answer
    A. Panning
    Explanation
    When you move your camera from left to right, you are performing a panning movement. Panning refers to the horizontal rotation of the camera on its axis, capturing a sweeping view of the scene. This technique is commonly used in photography and cinematography to track moving subjects or create a sense of motion in a static scene. Panning allows you to follow the subject while keeping it in focus, while the background becomes blurred, emphasizing the subject's movement.

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  • 9. 

    If I move my camera front to back on a set of tracks I am ___________________ .

    • A.

      Tilting

    • B.

      Panning

    • C.

      Dollying

    Correct Answer
    C. Dollying
    Explanation
    If I move my camera front to back on a set of tracks, I am dollying. Dollying refers to the movement of the camera along a set of tracks, allowing it to smoothly move closer to or further away from the subject. This technique is commonly used in filmmaking to create dynamic shots and add depth to the scene.

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  • 10. 

    If I'm shooting a DIRTY OTS I have part of my foreground blocked by the person who is listening to the other person in the background.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If the person shooting a DIRTY OTS (over the shoulder) shot has part of their foreground blocked by the person who is listening to the other person in the background, then it can be concluded that the statement "If I'm shooting a DIRTY OTS I have part of my foreground blocked by the person who is listening to the other person in the background" is true.

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