Terms for Film Analysis

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yaTerms for Film Analysis Shot – uninterrupted image within a single frame, time/space between two cuts, Scene – segment consisting of two or more shots that conveys action in a particular setting Sequence – large segment of film consisting of several shots and scenes, unified by a shared action or motif (fight sequence, chase sequence) Composition (proximity and scale) Extreme long shot (ELS) – human figures are barely visible, often reserved for land/cityscapes Long shot (LS) – human figure is overwhelmed by what surrounds him/her (feet to head) Medium Long Shot (MLS, American Shot) – framed from about the knees up, balance between figure and surroundings Medium Shot (MS) – gestures and expression more visible, waist up Medium Close-up (MCU) – chest up, shallow focus Close-up (CU) – neck up Extreme Close-up (ECU) – object is shown very large Composition: Angle High Angle – camera is high looking down Low angle – camera is low looking up Overhead (Bird’s Eye) – no angle, directly overhead looking straight down
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course ENGFLM 29692 taught by Professor Bergeson during the Fall '09 term at Pittsburgh.

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