psu.edu

Website:https://www.psu.edu/
Upvotes received1
Downvotes received0
Karma:0 (upvotes-downvotes)



0 earned Badges

No badges were found



Definitions (99)

1

1   0

subjective camera


Shots simulating what a character actually sees; audience, character, and camera all "see" the same thing. Much subjective camera involves distortion, indicating abnormal mental states. Shots suggesting how a viewer should respond are also called "subjective" (for example, a high-angle shot used to make a boy loo [..]
Source: psu.edu

2

0   0

animation


The process of photographing drawings or objects a frame at a time; by changing a drawing or moving an object slightly before each frame is taken, the illusion of motion is realized.
Source: psu.edu

3

0   0

auteur


literally the director, who is regarded as the "author" of a film because he/she has primary control and responsibility for the final product. The Auteur theory insists that a film be considered in terms of the entire canon of a director and that each Auteur earns that title by displaying a unique cinematic style.
Source: psu.edu

4

0   0

background music


Music accompanying action on the screen, but coming from no discernible source within the film.
Source: psu.edu

5

0   0

blocking


The arrangements made for the composition of a scene, especially the placement and movements of actors.
Source: psu.edu

6

0   0

boom


A long mobile beam or pole used to hold a microphone or camera.
Source: psu.edu

7

0   0

cinema verite


A candid-camera style of filmmaking using hand-held cameras, natural sound, grainy high-contrast black-and-white film, and the appearance of no rehearsal and only basic editing.
Source: psu.edu

8

0   0

cinematographer


The person who supervises all aspects of photography from the operation of cameras to lighting.
Source: psu.edu

9

0   0

clip


A brief segment excerpted from a film.
Source: psu.edu

10

0   0

commentator


A voice (the person speaking may be either seen or unseen) commenting on the action of a film. A commentator, unlike a narrator, provides supposedly unbiased information, maintaining apparent perspective and distance from what occurs on the screen.
Source: psu.edu


To view all 99 definitions, please sign in.