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Basic Television Production/ composition Vocab Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This is used to potray a vast area from a very long distance. 

    • A.

      ELS- Extremely Long Shot

    • B.

      MCU - Medium Close Up

    • C.

      Medium Shot

    • D.

      ECU - Extreme Close Up

    Correct Answer
    A. ELS- Extremely Long Shot
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ELS - Extremely Long Shot. An extremely long shot is used to portray a vast area from a very long distance. In this type of shot, the subject appears very small in the frame, emphasizing the scale and distance of the scene. It is often used to establish a location or setting, giving the audience a sense of the environment or context in which the story takes place.

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  • 2. 

    A Close Up is___________________

    • A.

      A frame of two people standing up

    • B.

      A shot taken from a close distance in which the scale of the person is magnified.

    • C.

      A single shot taken with a lens that has a variable focal length.

    • D.

      Shot of a single person , either an interviewer or guest

    Correct Answer
    B. A shot taken from a close distance in which the scale of the person is magnified.
    Explanation
    A close-up is a shot taken from a close distance in which the scale of the person is magnified. This type of shot is used to focus the viewer's attention on specific details or emotions of the person being filmed. It allows for a more intimate and detailed portrayal of the subject, emphasizing their facial expressions or gestures.

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  • 3. 

    Moving just the camera up or down is called______

    • A.

      Zoom

    • B.

      Angle

    • C.

      Tilt

    • D.

      Head on

    Correct Answer
    C. Tilt
    Explanation
    Moving just the camera up or down is called tilt. Tilt refers to the vertical movement of the camera, adjusting the angle of view either upwards or downwards. It allows for capturing different perspectives and adjusting the framing of the shot without physically moving the entire camera setup.

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  • 4. 

    The horizontal scan, movement or rotation or turning of the camera in one direction to the right or left around a fixed axis whil filming is to _____

    • A.

      Zoom

    • B.

      Pan

    • C.

      Arc

    • D.

      Truck

    Correct Answer
    B. Pan
    Explanation
    The given question is asking for the term used to describe the horizontal movement or rotation of the camera in one direction while filming. The correct answer is "Pan." Pan refers to the movement of the camera from left to right or right to left, creating a sweeping or scanning effect. It allows the camera to capture a wider view of the scene or follow a subject horizontally.

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  • 5. 

    A camera shot that includeds a space equivelent to a persons head and shoulders is called____

    • A.

      Long Shot

    • B.

      Extremeley long shot

    • C.

      Medium Shot

    • D.

      Close Up

    Correct Answer
    C. Medium Shot
    Explanation
    A camera shot that includes a space equivalent to a person's head and shoulders is called a medium shot. This shot allows the audience to see the person's facial expressions and upper body, providing a balanced view of the subject while still maintaining some distance. It is often used in interviews or conversations to capture the interaction between characters.

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  • 6. 

    While filming, use a ______ for support.

    • A.

      Shoulder

    • B.

      Table

    • C.

      Tri-pod

    • D.

      Truck

    Correct Answer
    C. Tri-pod
    Explanation
    A tripod is used for support while filming. It provides stability and allows the camera to be placed at a desired height and angle. This helps in achieving steady shots and eliminates shaky footage. By using a tripod, the camera operator can focus on framing the shot and capturing the desired content without worrying about holding the camera steady.

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  • 7. 

    The filming of a person slightly above or below thier body joints is called_____

    • A.

      Natural cut off lines

    • B.

      Close up

    • C.

      Head room

    • D.

      Thirds

    Correct Answer
    A. Natural cut off lines
  • 8. 

    Mentally dividing the the frame both vertically and horizontally as a tic tac toe board

    • A.

      Head room

    • B.

      Close up

    • C.

      Rule of thirds

    • D.

      Natural cutoff lines

    Correct Answer
    C. Rule of thirds
    Explanation
    The rule of thirds is a compositional guideline in photography and design. It suggests dividing the frame into nine equal parts by mentally creating a tic-tac-toe board. The main elements of the image should be placed along these lines or at the points where they intersect. This technique helps to create a balanced and visually appealing composition. In this case, the given answer suggests that mentally dividing the frame into thirds is the correct approach for achieving a well-composed image.

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  • 9. 

    The space in front of your subject is called ______

    • A.

      Lead space

    • B.

      Head room

    • C.

      Front space

    • D.

      Pan

    Correct Answer
    A. Lead space
    Explanation
    Lead space refers to the empty space in front of the subject in a photograph or video. It is important to have lead space to give the subject visual breathing room and create a balanced composition. This space allows the subject to move or look into the frame, creating a sense of direction or movement. It also provides a sense of depth and helps to draw the viewer's attention to the subject.

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  • 10. 

    While filming a subject, you should always make sure that ______

    • A.

      Your subject is happy

    • B.

      You do not have a distracting background

    • C.

      You have enough time to film

    • D.

      You have a truck

    Correct Answer
    B. You do not have a distracting background
    Explanation
    When filming a subject, it is important to ensure that you do not have a distracting background. This is because a distracting background can take away the focus from the subject and make the overall shot less visually appealing. By eliminating any elements in the background that may divert attention, the subject becomes the main point of interest in the frame, resulting in a more effective and aesthetically pleasing shot.

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