Media Arts Rules, Vocabulary & Technique Test

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  • 1. 

    This type of shot is good for showing dialogue between two characters:

    • A.

      Over the Shoulder Shot

    • B.

      Dialogue Shot

    • C.

      Long Shot

    • D.

      Worm's-eye-view shot

    • E.

      Worm's-eye-view shot

    • F.

      Close-up shot

    • G.

      Reaction shot

    Correct Answer
    A. Over the Shoulder Shot
    Explanation
    The over the shoulder shot is a good choice for showing dialogue between two characters because it allows the audience to see the facial expressions and reactions of both characters while they are speaking. This shot helps to establish a sense of connection and interaction between the characters, as well as providing visual cues to enhance the understanding of the dialogue.

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  • 2. 

    This type of shot usually shows an emotion on an actor's face, using a close-up.

    • A.

      Reduction shot

    • B.

      Reaction shot

    • C.

      Radiation shot

    • D.

      Reactionary shot

    Correct Answer
    B. Reaction shot
    Explanation
    A reaction shot is a type of shot in filmmaking that focuses on capturing the emotional response or reaction of an actor. It typically involves a close-up of the actor's face, allowing the audience to see their facial expressions and interpret their emotions. This shot is commonly used to emphasize and convey the actor's feelings or responses to a particular event or situation happening in the scene.

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  • 3. 

    Complete this statement:  An "Over-the-Shoulder Shot" ...

    • A.

      Is best for filming a dialogue or conversation.

    • B.

      Is best for showing characterization.

    • C.

      Is best for showing a character's reaction to something.

    • D.

      Is best for establishing the main character(s).

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. Is best for filming a dialogue or conversation.
    Explanation
    An "Over-the-Shoulder Shot" is best for filming a dialogue or conversation because it provides a perspective that allows the audience to feel like they are a part of the conversation. This shot typically shows one character's shoulder and part of their head in the foreground, while the other character is in focus in the background. It helps to establish the spatial relationship between the characters and creates a sense of intimacy, making it ideal for capturing the back-and-forth exchange of dialogue or conversation between characters.

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  • 4. 

    Fill in the blank: A _______________ is sandwiched between two shots of the main action.

    • A.

      Point of View Shot.

    • B.

      Point of Reaction Shot.

    • C.

      Reaction shot.

    • D.

      Point of Contention Shot.

    • E.

      Cut-away

    • F.

      Reactive Shot

    Correct Answer
    E. Cut-away
    Explanation
    A cut-away is a shot that is inserted between two shots of the main action. It is used to provide additional context or information that is related to the main action but not directly part of it. This shot helps to break up the visual flow and can be used to show reactions, locations, or other relevant details that enhance the storytelling.

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  • 5. 

    The following item is NOT a true example of media arts technique:

    • A.

      Panning

    • B.

      Dollying

    • C.

      Chortling

    • D.

      Tilting

    Correct Answer
    C. Chortling
    Explanation
    Chortling is not a true example of a media arts technique because it is actually a term used to describe a specific type of laughter, characterized by a series of chuckles or snorts. In media arts, techniques such as panning, dollying, and tilting refer to camera movements and angles used to capture different perspectives and create visual effects. Chortling does not fall under this category as it is unrelated to camera techniques or visual effects.

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  • 6. 

    What must you have before you can leave Mr. Gilley's sight?

    • A.

      a signed hall-pass

    • B.

      a camera in your hand

    • C.

      have express permission

    • D.

      pass this test

    • E.

      a clipboard

    • F.

      expression of regret

    • G.

      write your name and group members' names on the clipboard

    • H.

      the right to film a movie

    • I.

      a film crew with neckstraps around their necks

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. a signed hall-pass
    C. have express permission
    G. write your name and group members' names on the clipboard
    Explanation
    Before you can leave Mr. Gilley's sight, you must have a signed hall-pass, have express permission, and write your name and group members' names on the clipboard. These requirements indicate that there are strict rules and protocols in place for leaving Mr. Gilley's sight, and you must adhere to them in order to be allowed to leave. It is important to have a signed hall-pass and express permission to ensure that you have proper authorization to be outside of Mr. Gilley's supervision. Additionally, writing your name and group members' names on the clipboard helps to keep track of who is leaving and ensures accountability.

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  • 7. 

    Participating in Media Arts class is...

    • A.

      A liberty.

    • B.

      A right.

    • C.

      A privilege.

    • D.

      An elective.

    Correct Answer
    C. A privilege.
    Explanation
    Participating in Media Arts class is a privilege because it is not a mandatory requirement, but rather an opportunity granted to students. It implies that students have earned the right to be a part of this class, possibly due to their skills, interest, or dedication. This suggests that not everyone has the privilege to participate in this particular class, making it a special opportunity for those who are selected or chosen to be a part of it.

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  • 8. 

    Jump-cuts are...

    • A.

      Worth three points instead of two.

    • B.

      Examples of poor technique and should be avoided.

    • C.

      Shots sandwiched between cut-away shots.

    • D.

      Can be used to make a character look large and powerful.

    • E.

      Are good for showing motion and movement.

    Correct Answer
    B. Examples of poor technique and should be avoided.
    Explanation
    Jump-cuts are examples of poor technique and should be avoided. A jump-cut is a type of editing technique where a sudden transition occurs between two shots that are similar in composition, causing a jarring effect for the viewer. This can disrupt the flow and continuity of a scene, making it appear unprofessional and amateurish. Therefore, it is generally considered a poor technique in filmmaking and should be avoided.

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  • 9. 

    What is the most important behavioral rule, and describe a hypothetical situation in which you avoid breaking this rule.   For example: "You are filming a scene in which a kid gets violently ill in the hallway, and makes a considerable amount of noise.  You look around and suddenly notice that you are filming next to a classroom, and the classroom door is open.  There is a full class in session, and everyone is looking at you and your film crew.  The teacher has noticed you and is walking towards you with a determined look on her face. What do you do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO?!?! NOTE: This answer will not affect your immediate grade report until I have a chance to read and grade your answer.

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