Motion picture terminology

Motion picture terminology

The film industry is built upon a large number of technologies and techniques, drawing upon photography, stagecraft, music, and many other disciplines. Following is an index of specific terminology applicable thereto.

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*180 degree rule
*30 degree rule

A

*A and B editing
*A roll
*Accelerated montage
*Acousmatic
*Action axis
*Aerial shot
*Ambient light
*American night
*American shot
*Anamorphic
*Angle of view
*Angle plus angle
*Angular resolution
*Answer print
*Aperture
*Apple box
*Artificial light
*ASA speed rating
*Aspect ratio
*Autofocus
*Automatic dialogue replacement
*Available light
*Axial cut

B

*B roll
*Backlot
*Background lighting
*Balloon light
*Barn doors (lighting)
*Below the line (film production)
*Blocking
*Bluescreen
*Boom shot
*Boomerang (lighting)
*Bounce board
*Brightness (lighting)
*Broadside (lighting)
*Butterfly (lighting)

C

*C-Stand
*Callier efect
*Cameo lighting
*Cameo (credits image)
*Cameo role
*Cameo shot
*Camera angle
*Camera boom
*Camera crane
*Camera dolly
*Camera shot
*Candles per square foot
*Character animation
*Choker shot
*Chroma key
*Chromatic aberration
*Clapboard
*Clock wipe
*Close shot
*Close up shot
*Cold open
*Color conversion filter
*Color corrected fluorescent light
*Color correction
*Color gel
*Color grading
*Color rendering index
*Color reversal internegative
*Color temperature
*Color timer
*Continuity
*Cooke Triplet lens
*Crafts service
*Crane shot
*Creative geography
*Cross cutting
*Cross lighting
*Cutaway
*Cut in - cut out
*Cutting on action

D

*Daily rushes
*Day for night
*Deadspot (lighting)
*Deep focus
*Depth of field
*Depth of focus
*Dichroic lense
*Diegetic sound
*Diffraction
*Diffuser (lighting)
*Digital audio
*Digital audio tape recorder
*Digital cinema
*Digital compositing
*Digital film
*Digital image processing
*Digital intermediate
*Digital negative
*Digital projection
*Dimmer (lighting)
*Dissolve (film)
*DMX (lighting)
*Dolly grip
*Dolly shot
*Dolly zoom
*Double-system recording
*Douser (lighting)
*DPX film format
*Drawn on film animation
*Dubbing
*Dutch angle
*Dynamic composition

E

*Effects light
*Electrotachyscope
*Ellipsoidal reflector spot light
*Establishing shot
*Extreme close-up
*Extreme long shot
*Eye-level camera angle

F

*F-number
*F-stop
*Fade-in
*Fade-out
*Fast cutting
*Fast motion
*Field of view
*Fill light
*Film gate
*Film modification
*Film plane
*Film recorder
*Film scanner
*Film speed
*Filter (photography)
*Fine cut
*Fisheye lens
*Flicker fusion threshold
*Focal length
*Focus (optics)
*Focus puller
*Foley artist
*Follow focus
*Follow shot
*Followspot light
*Forced perspective
*Fourth wall
*Frame
*Frame composition
*Frame rate
*Freeze frame shot
*Fresnel lens
*Full frame
*Full shot

G

*Gobo (lighting)
*Go motion
*Godspot effect
*Greenlight

H

*Hard light
*Head-on shot
*Heart wipe
*High-angle shot
*High camera angle
*High concept
*High-intensity discharge lamp
*High-key lighting
*Hip hop montage
*Hydrargyrum Medium-Arc Iodide lamp

I - Z

*key light
*letterbox
*light reflector
*Martini Shot
*Mise en scène
*montage
*MOS
*movement mechanism
*movie camera
*negative cutting
*over-cranking (speed up the camera faster than 24 fps to slow motion in the scene)
*pan and scan
*persistence of vision
*POV shot (as if seen through the character's eyes "point of view" - filmed by the camera
*point of view
*post-production
*replay
*slow cutting
*slow motion
*stand-in
*storyboard
*take
*timecode
*time-lapse
*tracking shot
*under-cranking (slow down the camera's frame rate to speed up action in the scene)
*voice artist
*voice-over
*widescreen

ee also

*Film technique
*Film crew
*Filming production roles
*List of film formats
*List of film topics
*List of basic film topics


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