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SLCC Film Study We will first focus on learning and understanding basic concepts and terminology involved in the study of film. Film is broken down into 2 major categories, or types, but the two often blur together, creating a third. Realism: this type of filmmaking focuses on simplicity, spontaneity and directness; filmmakers want you to feel that what you are watching is as close to reality as possible, and do not want to “get in the way” of the viewer’s experience of watching the film Formalism: this type of filmmaking draws attention to the way (or FORM of) the movie is made; filmmakers expect you to notice the techniques that they use, including the lighting, angles,
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Unformatted text preview: special effects, sound effects, etc. Classical cinema: MOST modern filmmaking blends the conventions of Realism and Formalism and uses elements of both. This is called classical filmmaking. The following terms relate to the Photographic Elements of Filmmaking, which is controlled by the film director and CINEMATOGRAPHER. SHOTS: the cinematic shot is defined by the amount of subject matter in the film Extreme Close Up Close Up Medium/2 Shot Long Shot Extreme Long Shot ANGLES: High Low Oblique Bird’s eye HIGH vs. LOW KEY LIGHTING COOL vs. WARM COLORS...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course LIT 337 taught by Professor Jackson during the Winter '10 term at Grand Valley State.

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