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List of film topics

This is a list of film-related topics.
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National and regional cinemas

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*African Cinema
*Cinema of Albania
*Cinema of Argentina
*Cinema of Australia
*Cinema of Brazil
*Cinema of Belgium
*Cinema of Bulgaria
*Cinema of Canada
**Cinema of Quebec
*Cinema of Chile
*Cinema of China::"See also: Cinema of Hong Kong and Cinema of Taiwan"
*Cinema of Colombia
*Cinema of Cuba
*Cinema of the Czech Republic
*Cinema of Czechoslovakia
*Cinema of Finland
*Cinema of France
*Cinema of Germany
**Cinema of East Germany
**Cinema of West Germany
*Cinema of Hong Kong
*Cinema of Hungary
*Cinema of India
**Bollywood
**Kannada cinema
**Kollywood
**Malayalam cinema
**Tollywood
**Bengali cinema
*Cinema of Indonesia
*Cinema of Iran
*Cinema of Israel
*Cinema of Italy
*Cinema of Japan
*Cinema of Korea
*Cinema of Luxembourg
*Cinema of Mexico
*Cinema of Nepal
*Cinema of the Netherlands
*Cinema of New Zealand
*Cinema of Pakistan
**Pollywood
**Lollywood
*Cinema of Poland
*Cinema of Portugal
*Cinema of Russia and Soviet Union
*Cinema of Slovakia
*Cinema of Singapore
*Cinema of South Africa
*Cinema of Spain
*Cinema of Sweden
*Cinema of Taiwan
*Cinema of Thailand
*Cinema of Turkey
*Cinema of Yugoslavia
*Cinema of the United Kingdom
*Cinema of the United States
**Hollywood::"See Also:Pornography in the United States"

Motion picture-related topics (alphabetical list)

This page aims to list all topics related to the field of motion pictures.For articles about individuals or specific films, see the appropriate lists at the bottom of this page.

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-- --
3-D film --
3D LUT --
3ds Max --
4-point lighting setup --
16 mm film --
35 mm film --
70mm --
180 degree rule --

A

Aa - Am

A and B editing --
A roll --
Aberration in optical settings --
Above-the-line --
Academy Awards --
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences --
Accelerated montage --
Achromatic doublet --
Acousmatic --
Acting --
Actinic light --
Action axis --
Actor --
Actress --
Actuality film --
Adobe After Effects --
Adobe Premiere Elements --
Adobe Premiere Pro--
Aerial image --
Aerial shot --
Aliasing --
Alliance Atlantis --
Alternate-frame sequencing --
Ambient light --
American Cinema Editors --
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists --
American Film Institute --
American Indian Film Festival --
American National Standards Institute --
American night --
American Society of Cinematographers --
American shot --

An - Az

Anamorphic --
Angle of view --
Angle plus angle --
Angular resolution --
Animation --
Animation camera --
Animation director --
Animator --
Anime --
Answer print --
Anti-aliasing filter --
Apparatus theory --
Aperture --
A-Plot --
Arc lamp --
Arri --
Arri bayonet --
Arri PL --
Arri standard --
Arriflex D-20 --
Art department --
Art director --
Art film --
Art house film --
Artificial light --
ASA --
ASA speed rating --
Aspect ratio (image) --
Assistant director --
Audio engineering --
Audition --
Auteur theory --
Autoconform --
Autodesk --
Autoethnography --
Autofocus --
Automatic dialogue replacement --
Available light --
Avar --
Avid Technology--
Axial cut--
Axis of action --

B

B roll --
Back light --
Backlot --
Background light --
Background lighting --
Bailin bracket --
Balloon light --
Barrel distortion --
Barn doors --
Bayer filter --
Below-the-line --
Best boy --
Beta movement --
Bigature --
Billing --
Bird's eye shot --
Black-and-white --
Blaxploitation --
Bleach bypass --
Blocking --
Bluescreen --
B-movie --
Body double --
Body makeup artist --
Bolex --
Bollywood --
Boom operator --
Boom shot --
Boomerang (lighting) --
Bounce board --
Breaking down the script --
Breathing (lens) --
Brightness (lighting) --
British Academy of Film and Television Arts --
British Board of Film Classification --
British Independent Film Awards --
British Film Institute --
Broadside (lighting) --
Bronson Canyon --
Burnt-in timecode --
Butterfly (lighting)

C

Ca - Cm

C-Stand --
Cahiers du cinéma --
Callier effect --
Cameo lighting --
Cameo role --
Cameo shot --
Camera angle --
Camera assistant --
Camera boom --
Camera crane --
Camera crew --
Camera Dolly --
Camera magazine --
Camera operator --
Camera shot --
Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood --
Candles per square foot --
Cannes Film Festival --
Casting Agent --
Casting --
Casting couch --
Catering --
Celluloid Closet --
Celluloid ceiling --
César Award --
Changing bag --
Character animation --
Character shield --
Charisma --
Chiaroscuro --
Choker shot --
Chroma key --
Chromatic aberration --
Chronophotography --
Cinelerra--
Cinema 16 --
Cinemaphile --
CineMagic --
Cinemascope --
Cinematheque --
Cinematic techniques --
Cinematographer --
Cinematography --
Cinéma vérité --
Cineon --
CinePaint --
Cinerama --
Circle of confusion --
Circle-Vision 360 --
Clapperboard --
Clapper loader --
Close shot --
Close-up --
Closed captioning --
Closing credits --

Cn - Cz

Cold open --
Color conversion filter --
Color corrected fluorescent light --
Color correction --
Color gel --
Color grading --
Color rendering index --
Color timer --
Colour-separation overlay --
Columbia Pictures --
Compositing --
Composition --
Computer-generated imagery --
Continuity --
Continuity editing --
Continuity clerk --
Cooke triplet lens --
Costume design --
Costume designer --
Costume drama --
Costume supervisor --
Costumer --
Crafts service --
Crane shot --
Crashbox --
Creative Artists Agency --
Creative geography --
Cross cutting --
Cross lighting --
Cross-dressing in film and television --
Cue (theatrical) --
Cult film --
Cutaway--
Cut in--
Cutting on action

D

Daily editor log --
Daily rushes --
Dance film --
Day for night --
Deadspot (lighting) --
Deep focus --
Depth of field --
Depth-of-field adapter --
Development --
Development hell --
Dialogue editor --
Dichroic lenses --
Diegetic sound --
Diffraction --
Diffuser (lighting) --
Digital audio --
Digital audio tape recorder --
Digital audio workstation --
Digital cinema --
Digital Cinema Initiatives --
Digital cinematography --
Digital compositing --
Digital film --
Digital grading --
Digital image processing --
Digital intermediate --
Digital negative --
Digital projection --
Digital Theatre System --
Digital video --
Digital Visual Interface --
Digital zoom --
Dimmer (lighting) --
Direct broadcast satellite--
Direct to Disk Recording --
Director (film) --
Directorial beat --
Director's cut --
Directors Guild of America --
Dissolve (film) --
DLP --
DMX (lighting) --
Docudrama --
Documentary film --
Dolby Digital --
Dolly grip --
Dolly shot --
Dolly zoom --
Double-system recording --
Douser (lighting) --
DPX file format --
Drawn on film animation --
Dream sequence --
DreamWorks --
DreamWorks Animation --
Drug movies --
Dubbing --
Dutch angle --
DV --
DVD --
Dynamic composition --
Dykstraflex --

E

Eclair camera --
Edge code --
Edit decision list --
Editor's cut --
Effects light --
Electrotachyscope --
Ellipsoidal --
Ellipsoidal reflector spot light --
End credits --
Entertainment law --
Eroticism in film --
Establishing shot --
Evangelion shot --
Executive producer (motion picture) --
Experimental filmmaker --
Exposure latitude --
Expressionism (film) --
Extra --
Extreme close-up shot --
Extreme long shot --
Eye-level camera angle --
Eyepiece --

F

Fade-in --
Fade-out --
Fan film --
Fast cutting --
Fast motion --
Feminist film theory --
Field of view --
Fill light --
Film --
Film Academy --
Film colorization --
Film crew --
Film critics --
Film criticism --
Film director --
Film distributor --
Film editing --
Film editor --
Film festival --
Film format --
Film gate --
Film genre --
Film institutes --
Film leader --
Filmmaking --
Film modification --
Film noir --
Film-out --
Film plane --
Film preservation --
Film production --
Film producer --
Film punctuation --
Film rating systems --
Film recorder --
Film restoration --
Film scanner --
Film school --
Film score --
Film speed --
Film stock --
Film styles --
Film technique --
Film theory --
Film timing --
Film treatment --
Filming production roles --
Filmizing --
Filter (photography) --
Final cut privilege --
Final Cut Pro --
Fine cut --
First National --
Fisheye lens --
Flange focal distance --
Flashing arrow --
Flatbed editor --
Flicker fusion threshold --
F-number --
Focal length --
Focus (optics) --
Focus puller --
Focusing screen --
Foley artist --
Follow focus --
Follow shot --
Followspot light --
Forced perspective --
Foreshadowing --
Formalist film theory --
Found footage --
Fourth wall --
Frame --
Frame composition --
Frame rate --
Frazier lens --
Freeze frame shot --
French hours --
French Impressionist Cinema --
Fresnel lantern --
Fresnel lens --
F-stop --
Full frame --
Full shot

G

Gaffer --
Gaffer tape --
Garbage matte --
Genesis --
Genie Award --
Genres --
German Expressionism --
Gobo (lighting) --
Go motion --
Godspot effect --
Golden Globe Awards --
Greenlight --
Greensman --
Grip --

H

Hand-held camera --
Hard light --
Head-on shot --
Heterodiegetic --
High-angle shot --
High camera angle --
High Definition --
High-intensity discharge lamp --
High-key lighting --
High speed camera --
History of cinema --
Hollywood --
Hollywood accounting --
Hollywood cycles --
Hollywood North --
Hollywood Reporter --
Home video --
Horror film --
Hydrargyrum Medium-Arc Iodide lamp --
Hyperfocal distance --

I

IATSE --
Image processing --
IMAX --
iMovie --
In-camera effects --
Independent film --
Industrial Light and Magic --
Insert --
Intellectual montage --
Intelligent lighting --
Interlace --
Intermittent mechanism --
Internet Movie Database --
Interruptible foldback --
Intertitle --
Iris-in/ Iris-out --
Iso-elastic --
Italian neorealism --

J

Jaggies --
Jib --
Jump cut --
Juxtaposition (editing) --

K

Key costumer --
Key grip --
Key light --
Keying (graphics) --
Keykode --
Kinemacolor --
Kinetoscope --
Kino-Pravda --
Kinopanorama --
Klieg light --
Kodak Theatre --
Kuleshov Effect --

L

L cut (split edit) --
LCD shutter glasses --
Lead space --
Lekolite --
Lens --
Lens flare --
Lens hood --
Letterbox --
Light meter --
Light reflector --
Lighting technician --
Lighting --
Lighting control console --
Lighting design --
LightWave --
Lightworks --
Limato, Ed --
Line producer --
Linear filter --
Linear timecode --
Linear video editing --
Lip flap --
Lipstick camera --
Live soundtrack --
Location --
Location manager --
Location scouting --
Location shooting --
Log line --
Long shot --
Long take --
Low-angle shot --
Low-key lighting --
Lucasfilm --
Lucasfilm Animation --
Lumapanel --
Luminaire

M

Machinima --
Magic lantern --
Make-up artist --
Make-up call --
Marxist film theory --
Master shot --
Match cut --
Match moving --
Matte --
Maya --
Medieval film --
Medium shot --
Medium-long shot --
Method acting --
Method filmmaking --
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer --
Microphone --
Microphone boom --
Mid shot --
MIDI timecode --
Mini35 --
Mise en scene --
Mixing console --
Mockumentary --
Montage --
Mood lighting --
Motion blur --
Motion capture --
Motion picture --
Motion Picture Association of America --
Motion picture camera --
Motion picture continuity --
Motion picture distribution --
Motion picture editing --
Motion picture lighting --
Motion picture rating system --
Motion picture terminology --
Movie projector --
Movie star --
Movie studio --
Movie theater --
Movies Filmed in Harlem --
Movietone sound system --
Moving light --
Moviola --
MPAA film rating system --
Multicamera setup --
Multiplane camera --
Music editor --
Music supervisor --
Musical film

N

Narrative film --
Narrativity --
National Association of Theatre Owners --
National Film Board of Canada --
National Film Preservation Board --
National Film Registry --
National Media Museum --
Negative cutting --
Negative pickup deal --
Neo-noir --
Neorealism --
New Queer Cinema --
Newsreel --
Nickelodeon movie theater --
Night for day --
Night for night --
Nitrocellulose --
Noise reduction --
Non-diegetic insert --
Non-linear editing --
Normal lens --

O

Oblique camera angle --
Offline editing --
On Location --
One-light --
Online editing --
OpenEXR --
Open content film --
Opening credits --
Optical composition --
Optical effects --
Optical printer --
Optical zoom --
Original camera negative --
Orphan film --
Outtake --
Overlap --

P

Pan and scan --
Pan shot --
Panavision --
Panchromatic --
PAR light --
Paramount Pictures --
Performance capture --
Persistence of vision --
Perspective distortion --
Phi phenomenon --
Photographic film --
Photographic lens --
Photometry --
Pinnacle Liquid Edition --
Pinnacle Studio --
Pincushion distortion --
Pinscreen animation --
Pitch --
Pixar --
Pixilation --
Plot development (motion picture) --
Point of view shot --
Political Cinema --
Pool hall lighting --
Pop filter --
Pornographic movie --
Post-production --
PowerAnimator --
Practical effects --
Practical lighting --
Praxinoscope --
Premium Picture Productions --
Pre-production --
Principal photography --
Producer --
Producers Guild of America --
Production assistant --
Production Code --
Production company --
Production design (motion picture) --
Production designer --
Production sets --
Production sound mixer --
Production values --
Progressive scan --
Proof of concept --
Propaganda film --
Prop --
Property master --
Psychoanalytical film theory --
Publicist --
PV mount --

R

Rack focus --
Raster image --
Reaction shot --
Read-through --
Re-can --
Recording mixer --
Redress --
Reflected light --
Refractive index --
Reframing --
Remake --
Rembrandt lighting --
Rendering --
Re-recording mixer --
Retrofocus --
Reversal film --
Reverse-angle shot --
RGB color model --
Rig --
Rostrum camera --
Rotary disc shutter --
Rotoscoping --
Rough cut --
Rule of thirds --
Runaway production --
Rushes --
Rushes log

Sa - Sm

Scene axis --
Scene lighting --
Scoop lights --
Screen Actors Guild --
Screen direction --
Screen test --
Screenplay --
Screenplay slug line --
Screenwriter --
Screenwriting --
Screenwriting software --
Screenwriting credit --
Screwball comedy film --
Scrim (lighting) --
Script --
Script breakdown --
Script doctor --
Script Supervisor --
Second unit --
Secondary animation --
Sellmeier equation --
Sequence (filming) --
Sequence shot --
Serial --
Set construction --
Set costumer --
Set decorator --
Set dresser --
Shake (software) --
Shallow focus --
Shaw Brothers Studio --
Shelved --
Shooting ratio --
Shooting script --
Short end --
Short film --
Shot (filming) --
Shot reverse shot --
Shutter angle --
Shutter speed --
Silent film --
Simultaneous release --
Single camera setup --
Skywalker Sound --
Slit-scan --
Slow cutting --
Slow motion --
SMPTE --
SMPTE color bars --
SMPTE time code --

Sn - Sz

Snoot (lighting) --
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers --
Soft light --
Sony Pictures --
Sony Vegas --
Sound designer --
Sound dissolve --
Sound editor --
Sound effects --
Sound effects editor --
Sound engineer --
Sound mix --
Sound recording --
Sound stage --
Soundtrack --
Soviet movies of the year by ticket sales --
Star Wars--
Special effects --
Specular light --
Split screen --
Spotlight (lighting) --
Spydercam --
Stage combat --
Stage lighting --
Stage lighting instrument --
Stand-in --
Standoff --
Step outline --
Stereoscopy --
Stock footage --
Stop motion --
Stop trick --
Striplight --
Strobing effect--
Structuralist film theory --
Stunt work --
Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures --
Subjective camera angle -
Subtitle --
Sundance Institute --
Sungun lamp --
Superimpose --
Surround sound --
Suspension of disbelief --
Swing gang --
Sync-coding --
Synchronizer --
Sync sound --

T

Talkies --
Talking head --
Tally light --
Technical achievement --
Technicolor --
Technirama --
Techniscope --
Telecine --
Teleconverter --
Telerecording --
Television movie --
Tessar formula --
Test screening --
Three-point lighting --
Tight shot --
Tilt --
Time-lapse --
Title sequence --
Top grossing movie --
Top-grossing movies in the United States --
Toronto International Film Festival --
Tracking shot --
Trailer --
Transgender in film and television --
Transition focus --
Transitional effect --
Treatment --
Trilogy --
Trucking shot --
Tungsten fresnel light --
Tungsten open face light --
Two-shot --

U

Undercranking --
Universal Studios --
Utilitarian lighting --
Utility sound technician --

V

Varicam --
Variety --
Venice Film Festival --
Vertical interval timecode --
Video --
Video assist --
Video tap --
Viewfinder --
Vignetting --
Vinegar syndrome --
Virtual camera --
VistaVision --
Visual effects --
Vitascope --
Voice actor --
Voice director

W

Walla --
Walt Disney Company --
Wardrobe attendant --
Wardrobe design --
Wardrobe designer --
Warner Brothers --
WGA screenwriting credit system --
Wide-angle lens --
Widelux --
Widescreen --
Wipe --
Wire frame model --
Wire removal --
Wireless microphone --
Women's Cinema --
Workprint --
Writers Guild of America --

X

Xenon arc lamp --
Xenon flash lamp --
X-rated --

Z

Zeiss formula --
Zeiss Tessar lens --
Zen filmmaking --
Zoetrope --
Zoom lens --
Zoopraxiscope --

Lists

*List of films by title: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , &

Film genres and plots

*List of films featuring extraterrestrials
*List of character-based movie franchises
*List of cinematic genres
*List of comedy-drama films
*List of drama films
*List of disaster films
*List of fantasy films
*List of films noir
*List of gay-related movies
*List of horror films
*List of Mafia movies
*List of punk movies
*List of racism-related movies
*List of science fiction films
*List of war films

Cast and crew

*List of actors
*List of directors
*List of show business families
*List of soundtrack composers

Companies

*List of Hollywood agencies and management companies
*List of Hollywood movie studios
*List of Motion Picture Production Companies
*List of Motion Picture Production Studios
*List of Motion Picture Distributors

Film details

*List of computer-animated films
*List of longest films by running time
*List of film formats

Film success

*Films considered the greatest ever
*Films considered the worst ever
*List of highest-grossing films
*List of movies that were financial failures
*List of movies that have won eight or more Academy Awards

Awards and festivals

*List of movie awards
*List of film festivals
*List of Academy Awards ceremonies
*List of Golden Globe Awards ceremonies

Film links

*List of airlines appearing in movies
*List of fiction works made into feature films
*List of film trilogies
*List of movies made into TV shows
*List of non-fiction works made into feature films

Geography

*List of Albanian films
*List of British films
*List of movies set in Hong Kong
*List of movies set in Los Angeles
*List of movies set in New York City
*List of movies set in Puerto Rico

Other

*List of Alfred Hitchcock cameo appearances
*List of films preserved in the United States National Film Registry
*List of 'years in film'
*List of Stephen King films
*Lists of movie source material
*List of films using the Wilhelm scream

ee also

* List of basic film topics
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* List of video-related topics


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