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- 180-degree rule/system – In continuity editing, the camera should stay on one side of an imaginary line, called the axis of action, to ensure consistent left-right spatial relations between characters and elements from shot to shot.
- Aerial perspective– It is used for suggesting depth in the frame by presenting objects in the background less distinctly than those in the foreground.
- Aerial Shot– Shots which are filmed from above or overhead using a helicopter, drones, crane, etc.
- Ambient Light– the natural light (usually soft) or surrounding light around a subject in a scene.
- Arc Shot– a shot in which the subject is film by a moving camera forming a circle around the subject.
- Arret- It is a trick technique of stopping the camera, then removing or inserting an object, then restarting the camera to have an object magically disappear or appear.
- Asynchronous Sound– Sounds that is not in sync with the image on the screen.
- Audio Bridges– Audio bridges occur when sound carries over a visual transition. It is used to lead in & out of a scene and maintain a sense of continuity.
- Backlighting– The lighting which is directed at the camera from behind the subject, causing the subject appear as silhouettes. It also separates the subject from the background.
- Back Projection– Live action is filmed in front of a transparent screen onto which background action is projected. It was commonly used to film scenes of vehicles in motion.
- Blow-up– It is an optical process used to enlarge a photographic image or film frame. It is commonly used to create 70mm release prints from original 35mm films.
- Blue/Green Screenshot– Actors are filmed in front of a blue or green backdrop. Later the blank screen is filled with digital images to complete the background.
- Bracketing– Shooting the same scene with several different F-stops.
- Bridging Shots– A type of shots used as a bridge to cover a jump in time and space or some other discontinuity.
- Candlelight Lighting– It is a type of lighting that is provided by candlelight, to provide a warm hue or tone.
- CGI, or Computer-Generated Imagery– A term referring to the use of computer graphics in filmmaking to create filmed images, special effects and the illusion of motion.
- Chiaroscuro– It is created by contrasting uses of light and shade in scenes.
- Clay motion – Filming of figures and models constructed out of moldable material such as clay. This is often done through the use of stop-motion.
- Close-up (CU) – A shot of a subject taken from very close distance in which the subject appears magnified and fills the entire frame to grab attention and emphasize its importance.
- Compilation films– a film made up of shots, scenes, or sequences taken from other films.
- Continuity– It is a system of editing with the scenes/sequences arranged as if they had occurred continuously, when, in reality, they were shot out of sequence.
- Crane Shot– A shot that provides an overhead view of a scene by using an apparatus that can raise the camera, like a crane or a boom.
- Cross Cutting– A type of editing where two different scenes, usually set in different locations, alternates between each other. It is also known as Parallel Editing.
- Cutaway shot– A brief shot that momentarily interrupts a continuously-filmed action, by briefly inserting another related action, object, or person, followed by a cutback to the original shot.
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