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head room

February 9, 2012

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The space between the top of a persons’s head and the top of the frame (often considered in interviews).

camera obscura

February 8, 2012

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Optical device that projects the image of its surroundings onto a screen. A dark box or room with a hole through which light enters. The light of an external scene enters the camera obscura and when met with a surface inside, it reproduces the outside image in colour and perspective, but upside down. (latin: dark(ened) […]

lens

January 30, 2012

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A piece of glass with curved sides that gathers and focuses rays of light. Used in photography (so in cinematography). Lenses of different sizes and features give images of different visual qualities.

deep focus

January 30, 2012

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A photographic technique in which everything in the picture – both things/actors close to the camera and those in the background are in focus.

bridging shot

January 30, 2012

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A shot aimed at covering a change in time or place, or discontinuity.

aerial shot

January 30, 2012

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A shot filmed from a high position (on a crane or in a plane).

static shot

January 30, 2012

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A shot in which the camera doesn’t move and is placed on a tripod.