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  • 1. 
    A mention of indirect reference to a person, place, or event external to the work it appears. Extending the level of meaning beyond film itself, it may also refer to a literary work, a piece of art, a film, a song, or a cultural issue.  
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Genre

    • C. 

      Montage

    • D. 

      Film Noir

  • 2. 
    The position of the camera in relation to the subject.
    • A. 

      Angle

    • B. 

      Frame

    • C. 

      Take

    • D. 

      Point of view

  • 3. 
    A category or type of fim that contains similar narrative and visual elements. Preestablished conventions in subject matter, thematic concerns, plot formula, iconography, and style distinguish such types as the western, horror film, detective movie, and science fiction film.
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Genre

    • C. 

      Montage

    • D. 

      Film Noir

  • 4. 
    The French word for editing. Eisensteinian version refers to assembling shots so that they "collide" with one another and gain new meaning; often quick cutting distingquishesthe sequences. In Hollywood the term refers to any sequence of rapidly edited images that suggests the passage of time or events. Its editing and stylized camerawork characterize the aesthetics of formalist theory. 
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Genre

    • C. 

      Montage

    • D. 

      Film Noir

  • 5. 
    A French term that refers to the group of gritty somber thrillers made in the late forties and early fifties. The low-key lighting is particularly distinctive.
    • A. 

      Motif

    • B. 

      Genre

    • C. 

      Montage

    • D. 

      Film Noir

  • 6. 
    Also called choreography. The plotting out of interaction between the movements of the camera and actors to ensure that all are at the right place at the right time, in focus and correctly lit. 
    • A. 

      Blocking

    • B. 

      Composition

    • C. 

      Scene

    • D. 

      Shot

  • 7. 
    The arrangment of visual elements in the shot. Like painters and other visual artists, filmmakers use design principles to emphasize harmony or chaos within the film frame and to establish a relationship among all the elements of the mise-en-scene.
    • A. 

      Blocking

    • B. 

      Composition

    • C. 

      Scene

    • D. 

      Focus

  • 8. 
    Refers to a sequence in which the action takes place in a single place and time. The term also means a specific location where a specific set of events occur. 
    • A. 

      Blocking

    • B. 

      Composition

    • C. 

      Scene

    • D. 

      Focus

  • 9. 
    The degree of sharpness of the image.
    • A. 

      Continuity

    • B. 

      Composition

    • C. 

      Depth of field

    • D. 

      Focus

  • 10. 
    The progression of the narrative, usually based on the logic of the action. Also refers to a kind of editing, which permits the spectator to "read" a film without any concious effort because such editing conventions as match on action and eyeline matches render the cuts invisable. This system creates a smooth flow from shot to shot so that the viewers attention will not be distracted by the story.
    • A. 

      Continuity

    • B. 

      Composition

    • C. 

      Depth of field

    • D. 

      Focus

  • 11. 
    The scope of the image in sharp focus
    • A. 

      Continuity

    • B. 

      Composition

    • C. 

      Depth of field

    • D. 

      Focus

  • 12. 
    Also called the Director of Photography or D.P. In charge of the camera and lighting s/he selects the exposure, framing and the set-ups for each shot according to the directors plan.
    • A. 

      Cinematographer

    • B. 

      Producer

    • C. 

      Director

    • D. 

      Editor

  • 13. 
    The company that markets the fime and arranges for the theatrical exibition. TV broadcast or release on DVD or Blue Ray.
    • A. 

      Cinematographer

    • B. 

      Producer

    • C. 

      Distributor

    • D. 

      Editor

  • 14. 
    The person in charge of all artistic aspects of film production. Acting, set design, cinematography, sound and editing. 
    • A. 

      Cinematographer

    • B. 

      Producer

    • C. 

      Director

    • D. 

      Editor

  • 15. 
    Undestanding based on the things everybody learns about society; Ways of living and behaving in a social group; values, assumptions and expectations.
    • A. 

      Cultural connotation

    • B. 

      Iconography

    • C. 

      Motif

    • D. 

      Point of view

  • 16. 
    The likeness or image of an actor or object which imparts a particular meaning to the shot on film. Jon Wayne, one of the best known actors to come out of the Hollywood star system, has a specific range of connotations associated with him; independence, courage, integrity and rugged individualism. 
    • A. 

      Cultural connotation

    • B. 

      Iconography

    • C. 

      Motif

    • D. 

      Point of view

  • 17. 
    A repeated object, action, camera movement, graphic pattern, sound, or phrase. 
    • A. 

      Cultural connotation

    • B. 

      Iconography

    • C. 

      Motif

    • D. 

      Point of view

  • 18. 
    Borrowed from literary criticism the term refers to the "eyes" and "voice" throughout which a reader or viewer experiences a story or event. First person narrative is generally presented through the device of a voice over with a dissolve into the past; The spectator must determine if the narrator is reliable or not and how might that effect the outcome of the movie. 
    • A. 

      Cultural connotation

    • B. 

      Iconography

    • C. 

      Motif

    • D. 

      Point of view

  • 19. 
    A fade out superimposed over fade in so that one image begins to dissapear as the other begins to appear.
    • A. 

      Dissolve

    • B. 

      Frame

    • C. 

      Jump-cut

    • D. 

      Pan shot

  • 20. 
    One single image on the film strip .Also refers to the edges of the image projected on screen. 
    • A. 

      Shot

    • B. 

      Frame

    • C. 

      Jump-cut

    • D. 

      Pan shot

  • 21. 
    The Primary unit of filmaking, A single uncut length of film.
    • A. 

      Shot

    • B. 

      Frame

    • C. 

      Jump-cut

    • D. 

      Pan shot

  • 22. 
    A slight mismatch between two actions that causes a jarring, disjunctive cut. If the angle of the camera set up does not vary at least 30 degrees from the previous one during the filming of a scene, a jump cut will occur during the two shots. It also occurs if the projector has ruined a few frames on film, therby disrupting the films continuity. 
    • A. 

      Shot

    • B. 

      Frame

    • C. 

      Jump-cut

    • D. 

      Pan shot

  • 23. 
    The camera is mounted on a non moving base and films while pivoting on its axis, along the line of the horizon from left to right or right to left.
    • A. 

      Shot

    • B. 

      Frame

    • C. 

      Jump-cut

    • D. 

      Pan shot

  • 24. 
    Sound whose source is not visable on the screen.
    • A. 

      Non Diagetic

    • B. 

      Diagetic

    • C. 

      Mix

    • D. 

      Theme

  • 25. 
    Sound whose source is visable on the screen; dialouge or noise made by onscreen figures or objects; for example, a record player or a radio.
    • A. 

      Non Diagetic

    • B. 

      Diagetic

    • C. 

      Mix

    • D. 

      Theme

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