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Film Techniques

An introduction to film techniques and their effects - made for Year 10 English

Ellen O'Connor

on 9 June 2011

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Transcript of Film Techniques

FILM CAMERA SOUND EDITING DESIGN PERFORMANCE Aerial shot, Lighting, High/Low Angle, Tilt, Close Up, Mid Shot, Long Shot, Pan, Zoom, Tracking shot, Focus, Establishing shot, Hand Held, Over-the-shoulder, Reverse angle Sequence, Pace, Cut, Fade In/Out, Dissolve, Wipe, Bridging Shot, Cutaway, Flashback, Frame, Jump Cut Diagetic, Non-diagetic, Score, Soundtrack, Foley, Dub, Sound effects, Voice-over. Mise-en-scene (with Camera & Performance), Set, Props, Colour, Tone Make-Up & Hair, Costumes - anything to do with the 'look' of the film. Body language, Movement, Facial expression, Gestures, Character, Dialogue. The technique is? . . . The Director of Photography sets the camera up above the subject The audience can see and hear the radio playing in this shot The technique is? . . . The camera is trained very tightly on the person in this shot. The technique is? . . . The camera is set up a long way from the subjects to give an overview of the whole scene. The technique is? . . . Most newsreaders are filmed at this distance The technique is? . . . Example of a JUMP CUT Example of a MATCH CUT Example of high contrast, dramatic lighting (using top and back-lighting frequently) A demonstration of many techniques in the one shot (watch out particularly for Tracking & Panning shots) Always remember: nothing you see on the screen is "accidental". It almost always has a deeper meaning and significance, and is the result of a long and considered decision-making process by the Director and her/his associates.
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