Thursday, 29 September 2011

Useful Media studies definitions and key words.

  • Match on action- cut from one shot to the another view that matches the action and pace of the first shot.
  • Shot reverse shot- Term for the conventional way of shooting an exchange between two characters in a film or television programme.
  • 180 degree rule- This is an imaginary line that the camera must not cross unless you want to break theflow of the scene and dosorientate the viewer.
  • Ambient (natural) lighting.
  • Mise-on-scene- consider everything that is in the frame.
  • close-up and mid-shots to show emotion. (Widely used in soap operas).
  • Verissimilitude- the film tries to recreate reality.

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