Film Terminology and Cinematic Effects

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Film Terminology and Cinematic Effects  The Shot:  a single, uninterrupted piece of film.  Long Shot:  the object on the screen appears small or appears to be seen from some  distance away.  Close-up or Close Shot:  the object or subject takes up nearly 80 percent of the screen  space and therefore appears to be very large.  Soft Focus:  to blur an image slightly.  Rack Focus:  this technique is used to bring either the background or the foreground  suddenly into focus.  Deep Focus:  all objects in the foreground, as well as in the background, remain in  focus.  Low Angle:  the camera is  below  the subject, which exaggerates size and strength.  High Angle:  the camera is above the subject, which presents objects as a little weaker  and less in control.  Dutch Angle:  the camera itself tilts slightly, but the effect is the same. The image  appears sideways, to one extent or another, within the frame. 
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