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Film Techniques and Definitions

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  • Q1
    What is a close-up?
    A shot which shows the action.
    A sudden shot.
    A shot which shows the setting.
    A shot which focuses close attention on something.
    30s
  • Q2
    What is a mid-shot?
    A shot where the action is frozen.
    A shot which shows the setting.
    A shot which moves into a close-up from far away.
    A shot which shows the main action.
    30s
  • Q3
    What is panning?
    When the camera shows all of the scene.
    When a character cooks.
    When the camera moves from above to looking down on something.
    When the camera slowly moves from side to side, giving a wide view of something.
    30s
  • Q4
    What is foreshadowing?
    When there is a contrast between light and dark.
    When the first shot shows the first action.
    When the light is only in the background of a shot.
    When something hints at what might happen.
    30s
  • Q5
    What is silence?
    When there is no dialogue.
    When there is no sound on screen at all, to build suspense.
    When there is no music.
    When there are no sound effects.
    30s
  • Q6
    What is an extreme close-up?
    When the camera zooms quickly onto a small detail.
    When the camera points down on an object.
    When the camera focuses really closely on something to show detail.
    When the camera shows the action.
    30s
  • Q7
    What is a long shot?
    A shot which shows the action.
    A shot which shows the setting.
    A shot which shows an impossible action.
    A shot which shows the character's facial expression.
    30s
  • Q8
    What are sound effects?
    Dialogue
    A voice over
    Noises heard on screen other than the spoken voice.
    Onomatopoeic sounds
    30s
  • Q9
    What is dialogue?
    What a character says when he or she is thinking.
    When a sound is heard on screen.
    When the person speaking is heard but not seen on screen.
    What characters say to each other.
    30s
  • Q10
    What is tilting?
    When the camera tilts up or down.
    When the camera zooms out.
    When the camera moves from side to side.
    When the camera zooms in.
    30s
  • Q11
    What is a freeze frame?
    When the action is in the background.
    When the camera shows the action.
    When the action is frozen on screen.
    When the setting is a winter's day.
    30s
  • Q12
    What is a hand-held camera shot?
    When the camera operator holds the camera to create the effect of the audience moving in the film.
    When the camera focuses on the character's hands.
    When the camera focuses on two people holding hands.
    When the camera moves with a character to make the audience feel seasick.
    30s
  • Q13
    What is a voice-over?
    When the person speaking is seen but not heard on screen.
    When one character speaks louder than another character.
    What two characters say to each other.
    When the person speaking is heard but not seen on screen.
    30s
  • Q14
    What is cutting?
    When the camera zooms out.
    When the camera suddenly changes the shot.
    When the dialogue is interrupted.
    When the camera pans away from the action.
    30s
  • Q15
    What is a high angle shot?
    When the camera looks up at something from down low.
    When the camera looks down on something from up high.
    When the camera tilts up from the bottom of the screen.
    When the action shows a moral.
    30s

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