Film Terms

I.Editing
a.Terms
i.Scenes are comprised of shots
1.Any movie
ii.Editing is the joining of one shot to another
1.Dialogue is the clearest example
iii.An establishing shot shows a change in scene
1.American Pie Showing the outside of Stifflers house before going into the party scene
iv.A shot is a segment of film
1.Any Movie
b.History
i.Birth of A Nation was the first film to use extensive editing
ii.Who Framed Rodger Rabbit? was the first film to use humans and animation together
iii.Dances with Wolves won the academy award for editing
II.Cinematography
a.Terms
i.Long Shot
1.Matrix Lobby Scene
ii.Full Shot
1.Danny Devito walking down the hall in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
iii.Close-up
1.Any news program
iv.Extreme Close-up
1.Waynes World
v.Birds Eye View
1.View of Russell Crowe on the horse in Gladiator
vi.Oblique Angle
1.Gladiator fighting scene with lions
vii.High Key Lighting
1.Plays or Musicals (Broadway shows)
viii.Low Key Lighting
1.Seven
III.Sound
a.Terms
i.Boom
1.Any coverage of a press conference on a news program
ii.Mix
1.The Graduate
iii.Non-synchronous Sound
1.Any music video
b.History
i.1910 the eidoloscope was developed by Eugene Lauste
ii.1921 Charles Home recorded speeches of President Calvin Coolidge
iii.1925 Warner bought Vitagraph Company
iv.1927 Jazz Singer premier
v.1928 Steamboat Willy had Mickey Mouse voice synced with animation
IV.Special Effects
a.Terms
i.Blue Screen
1.The building explosion in The X-Files (the movie)
ii.Computer Graphics
1.Roman Coliseum in Gladiator
iii.Matte
1.Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
iv.Special Effects
1.The Matrix (almost the entire movie)
b.History
i.1898 George Mles became the grandfather of special effects with his movie A Trip to the Moon
ii.1916 Frank Williams invented a traveling matte system
iii.1961 Ivan Sutherland invented the first computer graphics program called Sketchpad
iv.1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day makes movie history with its revolutionary CGI technology
v.1995 Toy Story became the first animated film to be a box office hit
V.Acting
a.Terms
i.Cap
1.Gladiator
ii.Beat
1.Collateral Damage
iii.Blocking
1.Any scene in any film
b.History
i.Acting has been around since the dawn of man. Humans act something out to tell a story most often, and they lie.

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