Glossary of BCN 101

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Contributed the rolls of plastic that Edison turned in moving picture film
George Eastman
Took the invention of still photography and refined and popularized it
Louis Daguerre
Was Edison's research associate who was instrumental in developing motion photography
W.K.L. Dickson
Developed a small, poratble camera/optical printer/projection that revolutionized early motion pictures
Louis & Auguste Lumiere
a transition in which shot B replaces shot A by moving across the screen (from any direction)
a transition in which the image turns dark
a transition in which, for a moment, both shots are seen superimposed on each other
a transition in which a swift camera movement creates a blurred effect
swish pan
the camera moves vertically from a fixed axis
a small adjustment of the camera to keep the subject in the proper place in the shot
a shot made with the camera mounted on a small moving platform
the camera moves horizontally from a fixed axis
Projection of movies in such places as classrooms and on such occasions as the meeting of civic organizations, political rallies, study clubs, etc,. it termed?
the second circuit
Movies designed only to please audiences at the moment of delivery illustrate the concept of
consummatory communication
Historically, theatrical features have been most produced on
35mm film
Theatrical releases are shot on
negative stock
prior to the movies, audiences paid to see programs of projected images using a mechanical device called the
magic lantern
the moving picture device that Edison sold for use in arcades was called the
light sensitivity, contrast, and grain are all properties of film stock's
which lens would you choose if you wanted a quicken movement towards or away from the camera?
the standard speed of projection for sound 35mm film is
24 frames per second
the total impact on the viewer of everything inside the frame of a shot is called
mise en scene
most of the gross income for movies today comes from the
home video market
a lens that has a variable focal lenght is called
a zoom
classifying a movie as a western, musical, science fiction, action adventure, work is part of the
generic dimension of filmmaking
when the camera follows action by running parallel to it, the shot is most appropriatly called a
traveling or tracking shot
devices such as the wipe, disolve, push-off, swish pan, are examples of
interfame or intershot filmic communication
if the camera makes more frames per second that the projector speed, the effect will be percieved as
slow motion
what countries were leaders in the development and exploration of motion pictures prior to the 1900's
US, France, and Britain
the relationship between the width of the projected image to the height of the image is called its
aspect ratio

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