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  • 1. 

    In "old Hollywood" people often started their movie making careers in the editing room. Why?

    • A.

      It paid the least amount of money

    • B.

      It was the easiest task for a new person to learn

    • C.

      It didn't require any skill

    • D.

      It allowed new people to learn about all aspects of movie-making.

    Correct Answer
    D. It allowed new people to learn about all aspects of movie-making.
    Explanation
    Starting a movie making career in the editing room allowed new people to learn about all aspects of movie-making. While the other options may have been true to some extent, they do not provide a comprehensive explanation for why people often started in the editing room. Editing involves working closely with footage from various aspects of filmmaking, such as cinematography, sound design, and storytelling. This exposure to different elements of movie-making would provide a solid foundation and understanding of the entire process, making it an ideal starting point for newcomers in the industry.

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  • 2. 

    Camera work is at the center of video production. True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False, just collecting shots does not make a movie!

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  • 3. 

    What is at the center of video production?

    • A.

      Scripting

    • B.

      Editing

    • C.

      Filming

    • D.

      Story boarding

    Correct Answer
    B. Editing
    Explanation
    Editing is at the center of video production because it is the process of selecting, rearranging, and manipulating video footage to create a cohesive and engaging final product. It involves trimming unnecessary parts, adding transitions, effects, and audio, and ensuring the overall flow and continuity of the video. Editing plays a crucial role in shaping the narrative, pacing, and visual appeal of the video, making it an essential step in the production process.

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  • 4. 

    Editing is the process of cutting out the bad parts. True or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Just cutting out the bad parts will not create flow in the film or tell a story.

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  • 5. 

    Editing is almost an art form because

    • A.

      You have to know what to cut to make people look good.

    • B.

      You are trying to cover up the mistakes of the director and camera man.

    • C.

      You are blending together images and sound to make a connected piece

    • D.

      It's not really an art, its just moving things around to look good.

    Correct Answer
    C. You are blending together images and sound to make a connected piece
    Explanation
    The editor has to be able to express the vision of the director and the talents of the actors through the merging of shots.

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  • 6. 

    How is the power of editing shown with the video of the man and the baby?

    • A.

      We are convinced the baby is scared of the man.

    • B.

      We are not aware that the baby and the man cannot see each other.

    • C.

      It isn't well edited.

    • D.

      The editor is able to fool the audience.

    Correct Answer
    B. We are not aware that the baby and the man cannot see each other.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the power of editing is shown by creating a false perception in the audience. The video is edited in a way that makes it seem like the baby is scared of the man, but in reality, the baby and the man cannot see each other. This manipulation of the footage by the editor tricks the audience into believing something that is not true.

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  • 7. 

    What do they mean that 1+1=3 or 50 in editing?

    • A.

      It means editing allows you to play tricks on the mind of the viewer.

    • B.

      It means editing is hard to explain to others.

    • C.

      It means editing makes no sense to anyone.

    • D.

      It means that sometimes you just have to guess, because there isn't a right answer.

    Correct Answer
    A. It means editing allows you to play tricks on the mind of the viewer.
    Explanation
    Editing is like magic, as the editor has the ability to really create something out of nothing!

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  • 8. 

    What is different about the editing of the 2nd clip, of the same man and a woman?

    • A.

      The only difference is the clip of the woman replaced the baby.

    • B.

      The emotions of the man changed.

    • C.

      The editing changed the audiences perception of the man's emotion.

    • D.

      Both A and C.

    • E.

      Both B and C.

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and C.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Both A and C. This means that both the clip of the woman replacing the baby and the editing changed the audience's perception of the man's emotion. The replacement of the baby with the clip of the woman likely altered the context and content of the scene, which in turn affected the audience's interpretation of the man's emotions. Additionally, the editing itself could have been done in a way that emphasized certain aspects of the man's emotions, further influencing the audience's perception.

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  • 9. 

    When watched by an audience, side by side shots

    • A.

      Tell a story

    • B.

      Seem linked

    • C.

      Don't always flow together

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Side by side shots, when watched by an audience, can serve multiple purposes. They can tell a story by presenting two different perspectives or actions happening simultaneously. They can also seem linked by showing a connection or relationship between the subjects in the shots. However, it is important to note that side by side shots don't always flow together seamlessly, as they may have different visual styles or compositions. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as all the statements are true in different contexts.

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  • 10. 

    In the 3rd clip, the editor convinces the audience that the man is hungry. How?

    • A.

      By adding a voice over of the man saying he is hungry.

    • B.

      By adding a clip of people eating.

    • C.

      By adding a clip of a hamburger.

    • D.

      All of these.

    • E.

      None of these.

    Correct Answer
    C. By adding a clip of a hamburger.
    Explanation
    The editor convinces the audience that the man is hungry by adding a clip of a hamburger. This visual representation of food creates an association between the man and his hunger, suggesting that he desires the hamburger and is therefore hungry. The voiceover and the clip of people eating might also contribute to the overall effect, but the clip of the hamburger specifically emphasizes the man's hunger.

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  • 11. 

    In the football video, one person is able to cover 4 shots simultaneously. How?

    • A.

      Its impossible.

    • B.

      He edited shots from the beginning of the game into shots from the end of the game.

    • C.

      He had a friend also taking video.

    • D.

      He stole footage from another camera man.

    Correct Answer
    B. He edited shots from the beginning of the game into shots from the end of the game.
    Explanation
    Note, it doesn't really matter HOW he did it! The important thing is to realize it can be done!

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  • 12. 

    It is fine to edit together a variety of shots.

    • A.

      True- Sure, as long is it's close to the original event. Editing is an art form, everyone knows its not what really happened.

    • B.

      False- You are making people believe what isn't true.

    • C.

      True- It is a work of fiction, but it wouldn't be okay with a news broadcast.

    • D.

      False- You should just edit out the bad parts only.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. True- Sure, as long is it's close to the original event. Editing is an art form, everyone knows its not what really happened.
    B. False- You are making people believe what isn't true.
    C. True- It is a work of fiction, but it wouldn't be okay with a news broadcast.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is true because editing is a common practice in filmmaking and other forms of media production. It allows for creativity and storytelling by combining different shots and scenes. However, it is important that the editing remains close to the original event or story to maintain authenticity. While editing may involve manipulating the footage, it is generally understood that it is not a representation of exactly what happened in real life. However, in the context of news broadcasts, it is not acceptable to edit together shots in a way that misrepresents or distorts the truth.

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  • 13. 

    A group of shots filmed at different times but edited together is called a

    Correct Answer(s)
    sequence
    Explanation
    A group of shots filmed at different times but edited together is called a sequence. In filmmaking, sequences are used to create a continuous flow of events or actions within a scene or a larger narrative. By combining shots from different times, filmmakers can manipulate time, space, and perspective to enhance storytelling and create a cohesive visual experience for the audience. Sequences play a crucial role in structuring a film and conveying the intended message or emotion effectively.

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  • 14. 

    Most major news shows, like 60 Minutes, have edited together shots taken at different times.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Some are now using 2 cameras and match the footage, but there are still small new agencies broadcasting the news each and every day!

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  • 15. 

    A wide shot gives you-

    Correct Answer
    setting
    location
    where we are
    Explanation
    A wide shot in filmmaking refers to a camera shot that captures a large area or scene. It shows the setting or environment where the scene is taking place, giving the audience a sense of the location and where the characters are situated within that space. Therefore, a wide shot provides information about the setting, location, and the audience's understanding of where the action is happening.

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  • 16. 

    And a close up provides

    Correct Answer
    detail
    details
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "details." A close-up shot in photography or film provides a closer and more detailed view of the subject, allowing the viewer to see the finer points and intricacies. Therefore, the word "details" accurately describes what a close-up shot captures.

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  • 17. 

    If ending with a wide shot,

    • A.

      Use the same shot you started with to remind the audience of location.

    • B.

      Don't ever use a wide shot to end a sequence, just continue to get "tighter" (closer).

    • C.

      Just zoom out.

    • D.

      Use a different wide shot than the one you started with.

    Correct Answer
    D. Use a different wide shot than the one you started with.
    Explanation
    When ending with a wide shot, it is important to use a different wide shot than the one you started with. This helps to provide a fresh perspective and avoid repetition for the audience. By using a different wide shot, it adds variety and keeps the visual storytelling engaging. It also allows for a new angle or composition that may provide additional context or information about the location.

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  • 18. 

    A "matched cut" in editing means

    • A.

      There is continuity from one shot to the next.

    • B.

      You have good matches.

    • C.

      People have to freeze between shots while filming

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. There is continuity from one shot to the next.
    Explanation
    A "matched cut" refers to the technique in editing where there is a seamless transition from one shot to the next, creating continuity in the visual flow of the film. This means that the shots are carefully aligned and synchronized to maintain a smooth and uninterrupted sequence, allowing the story to progress without any jarring or abrupt changes. It ensures that the audience can follow the narrative easily and stay engaged in the film.

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  • 19. 

    Editing is invisible if

    • A.

      You only used perfectly matched cuts.

    • B.

      The audience doesn't notice the editing.

    • C.

      You are able to count the shots.

    • D.

      Both A and B

    • E.

      Both B and C

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both A and B". This means that editing is invisible if you only used perfectly matched cuts and if the audience doesn't notice the editing. Perfectly matched cuts refer to seamless transitions between shots where the action or movement continues uninterrupted. When the audience doesn't notice the editing, it means that the cuts are smooth and natural, allowing them to focus on the story or content without being distracted by the editing techniques. So, both these factors contribute to making the editing invisible.

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  • 20. 

    To get a cut right you need

    • A.

      A good actor, who will follow direction perfectly every time

    • B.

      A good editor, who will spend the time to match things up perfectly.

    • C.

      A good director, who will order a variety of shots.

    • D.

      A good camera man who will keep rolling just in case.

    • E.

      All but mostly B.

    Correct Answer
    E. All but mostly B.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All but mostly B." This means that all of the options mentioned (a good actor, a good editor, a good director, and a good camera man) are important for getting a cut right, but the most important factor is the editor who spends time matching things up perfectly.

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  • 21. 

    If your goal is invisible editing (HINT-it should be!) then you should making cuts

    • A.

      Before action.

    • B.

      During action.

    • C.

      After action.

    Correct Answer
    B. During action.
    Explanation
    During action is the correct answer because if the goal is invisible editing, it means that the cuts should not be noticeable to the audience. Making cuts before or after the action may result in visible disruptions in the flow of the scene. However, by making cuts during the action, it allows for smoother transitions between shots and helps maintain the illusion of a continuous sequence. This technique is commonly used in film editing to create seamless and invisible edits.

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  • 22. 

    A jump cut should be avoided.  It is

    • A.

      Making cuts before action

    • B.

      Joining clips that are too similar

    • C.

      When someone jumps while filming

    • D.

      Avoiding by zooming.

    Correct Answer
    B. Joining clips that are too similar
    Explanation
    A jump cut should be avoided because it involves joining clips that are too similar. This can result in a jarring and unnatural transition between shots, disrupting the flow of the video and confusing the viewer. By using clips that are too similar, the visual continuity is compromised, leading to a disjointed and unprofessional final product. To create a smooth and seamless video, it is important to carefully select and edit clips that provide a clear progression of the action or story being portrayed.

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  • 23. 

    You can cover a jump shot with:

    • A.

      A different angle of the shot

    • B.

      A different shot all together

    • C.

      You can't cover it.

    • D.

      Both A and B

    • E.

      Both B and C

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and B
    Explanation
    Both A and B are correct because you can cover a jump shot by using a different angle of the shot, which can make it more difficult for the opponent to anticipate and defend against. Additionally, you can also cover a jump shot by using a completely different shot altogether, such as a block or a steal, which can disrupt the opponent's shooting rhythm and prevent them from successfully making the shot.

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  • 24. 

    You should always film things coming and going from the same direction during one sequence. (all left to right  OR all right to left). This is called the 180 degree rule.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Otherwise it might look as if cars or people are switching direction! Film only from 1 side!

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  • 25. 

    What are opposing forces in editing?

    • A.

      Two groups fighting over editing a scene

    • B.

      Having things move from 2 different directions to create tension

    • C.

      Indians come from the right, cowboys come from the left.

    • D.

      180 degree rule.

    Correct Answer
    B. Having things move from 2 different directions to create tension
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Having things move from 2 different directions to create tension." This refers to the concept of opposing forces in editing, where elements in a scene are shown moving in different directions to create a sense of conflict or tension. This technique can be used to enhance the dramatic impact of a scene and engage the audience's attention.

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  • 26. 

    Allowing the actors (or objects) to leave and re-enter the frame can solve issues related to screen direction.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    While technically true, I don't think it looks THAT much better. Do you?

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  • 27. 

    What does it mean to "marry" picture and sound?

    • A.

      Add narration or music to complement action.

    • B.

      Add sounds that explain the action, like sound effects.

    • C.

      It means the film editor and the sound editor fight like a married couple.

    • D.

      It means narrating the video.

    Correct Answer
    A. Add narration or music to complement action.
    Explanation
    To "marry" picture and sound means to add narration or music that enhances or complements the action happening in the video. This could involve adding a voiceover to provide additional information or context, or incorporating music that enhances the mood or emotion of the visuals. The goal is to create a cohesive and harmonious relationship between the audio and visual elements of the video.

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  • 28. 

    Bad editing can ruin a good movie.True or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Even with a great script, actors and directors bad editing can ruin everything!

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  • 29. 

    Good editing can save a bad movie.  True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Maybe

    Correct Answer
    C. Maybe
    Explanation
    It isn't magic, but it can probably improve things a little!

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