Theater Final Exam

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  1. In 1826 the invention of ___________ launched a series of discoveries that made cinema possible
  2. The desire for moving pictures prompted San Francisco photographer Edward Muybridge to first photograph motion. What method did he use to caption motion?
    A camera on a race track
  3. In 1889 George Eastman introduced a crude flexible film base which he name_________.
  4. Silent films were always accompanied by _________. Give Examples.
    • Music;
    • Piana, Orchestra 
  5. The kinetoscope was developed by ___________ in 1894.
  6. The kinetoscope was also called a peep show. Why?
    cause only one person could look through it at a time.
  7. Edison used Greek words kineto meaning _____________ and scopos meaning ____________ as the basis for name of Kinetoscope.
    Movement; Watch
  8. Give a description of Kinetoscope parlors:
    A place that has kinetoscopes everywhere.
  9. The 1st projector was developed by the ____________ _________ in ____________, ____________ in 1895. It was called a _________________ and is the reason our modern movie theaters are called _______________.
    • Lumina Brothers
    • Paris, France
    • Cinematographe
    • Cinemas
  10. What is an actuality film?
    Film of actual event.
  11. The Life of the American Fireman is known as the first _____________.
  12. The first narrative silent film with a storyline was titled _______________________.
    The Great Train Robbery
  13. This first narrative silent film with a storyline was directed by ________________________.
    Edwin Porter
  14. List three important facts to remember about the film reference in questions #12 and # 13 (The Life of the American Fireman and The Great Train Robbert)
    • Scary ending closeup
    • First narrative
    • Box office smash hit
  15. What was a Nickelodeon?
    move theater that charged a nickel.
  16. What event occured that caused film production to cease in Europe?
  17. Give one reason for the permanent move of movie studios from the East Coast to the West Coast during WWI?
    Better weather
  18. Name the silent film star who wrote, directed, and starred in the silent film The Kid.
    Charlie Chaplin
  19. In 1927 Warner Brothers studio released _____________________ staring ______________ which is famous for being the first hit "talkie" and change cinema forever. The movie had almost no recorded dialogue but contained several songs.
    • The Jazz Singer
    • Al Jolson
  20. Talkies were problematic for some silent film stars. List TWO reasons why AND tell how this was corrected by some studios.
    • Voices didn't match appearance; accents
    • Dubbing
  21. Define iconographic and give an example.
    • person or thing that represents something
    • Clint Eastwood - Westerns
  22. Comic book-like picture frames which are static representation of possible film action are called _______________.
  23. List four purposes of the answer to question #22 (Storyboards).
    • Provide framing angles
    • Type of shot transitions
    • Scenice movement
    • Saves time and money
  24. Decribe Film Noir by listing 4 descriptive elements:
    • low key lighting
    • black and white
    • film fatile women
    • detective story
  25. Define "restricted knowledge" as it relates to film:
    audience isn't given all of the information for suspence.
  26. Define "unrestricted knowledge" as it relates to film:
    audience is given all information
  27. An alteration of story to show events that happened in the past is called an _______________.
  28. An alteration of story which moves forward to future events and then returns to the present is called _________________.
  29. To move left or right, up or down, with the camera shot is to _________.
  30. A wide shot (distant framing) that sets the spatial relationship among the important figures, objects, and setting in a scene and is also used as an indicator for the audience to introduce location, time period, mood, etc is called an _____________________.
    establishing shot
  31. An extremely fast movement of the camera from side to sie, which briefly causes the image to blur into a set of indistinct horizontal streaks, is known as a ___________ __________.
    Whip pan
  32. To _________________ is to present an indication or a suggestion of beforehand; presage; and is used in films to give clues to the audience. Usually is very subtle.
  33. A piece of glass or gelatin placed in front of the camera lens to alter the quality or quantity of light is called a _______________.
  34. Contrast a fade-in verses a fade-out.
    A fade-in usually occurs at the beginning and a fade-out usually occurs at the end. 
  35. An  ____________________ shot is when the scale of the object is VERY small in the shot (far away)
    Exreme long
  36. A _______________ shot is when the object of frame is small - in distance
  37. When the camera is zoomed into focus on an object or a person or a part of the body giving it the importance in the shot it is called an __________________________.
    Extreme close up
  38. A ______________________ is when the camera zooms in on a object giving it large proportion. Usually on a human from the NECK UP.
    close up
  39. A medium shot of moderate size; usually on a human it consistss of a shot from the ____________ up.
  40. A ______________________ is a shot that shows the whole scene.
    Wide shot
  41. Contrast shallow focus and deep focus.
    • Shallow focus has a blurry background.
    • Deep focus you see everything clearly.
  42. ___________________________ is the illumination that creates strong contrast between light and dark area of a shot, with deep shadows and little fill light; highly used in film noir.
    low key lighting
  43. Illumination cast onto the figures in the scene from the side opposite the camera, usually creating a thin outline of highlighting on those figures is called _________________.
  44. Moving from one shot to another with no apparent transition is called a _________________. It is also used as a term to stop filming.
  45. ________________ is a format for presenting movies on television that maintains the rectangular theater image on a television screen by reducing the overall image until the full width can be seen, resulting in blank space ABOVE AND BELOW THE IMAGE covered by dark bands.
  46. ___________________ is a format for presenting movies on television that maintains the rectangular theater image on a screen by reducing the overall image until the full width can be seen, resulting in blank space ON EiTHER SIDE OF THE IMAGE covered by dark bands.
  47. Define asynchronous sound.
    Not in sync with the actors mouth movements
  48. Compare and contrast CGI with Capture Performance
    • CGI: created on computer
    • CP: acter with an electriod to capture their movements
  49. When a take reveals the characters reaction to a situation or another character is is called a ______________ shot.
  50. A high camera angle means the camera is positioned to look __________ on the subject whereas a low camera angle means the camera is positioned to look __________ on the subject. When the camera is placed on the same level it is called a ________________________ angle.
    • Down
    • Up
    • Straight on
  51. When the camera is placed to reveal a portion of a person's shoulder or body to indicate the person's presence in the shot it is called an __________________________ shot.
    Over the shoulder
  52. Two or more shots edited together that alternate characters, typically in a conversation situation is called a _________________________/
    shot reverse shot
  53. A camera supported with wheels is called a _____________.
  54. A framing of two people in a shot is called a _____________________.
    Two shot.
  55. An _________________ is a person who appears in a movie where a non-specific, non-speaking character is required, usually a part of a crowd of in the background of a scene.
  56. What is a foley artist?
    Person who creates sound effects
  57. The Broadway musical Sweeney Todd was written by composer _________ _____________ and based on a play by Christopher Bond.
    Stephen Sondeim
  58. The move musical Sweeney Todd, based on the Broadway musical, was directed by ___________ _____________ and starred ____________ ________________ in the lead role of Sweeney Todd.
    • Tim Burton
    • Johnny Depp
  59. In 1927 the first full length, animated cartoon with sound was titled __________________ ______________ and was produced by _____________ ____________. It introduced which cartoon character? ________________ _____________.
    • Steamboat Wille
    • Walt Disney
    • Mikey Mouse
  60. In 1937 Disney Studios released the first full-length colored animated film. What was the name of the film?
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  61. In 1977 which George Lucas film incorporated CGI with such success that it changed the film industry?
    Star Wars
  62. Which director and film innovator brought performance capture to the forefront in filmmaking in his film "Polar Express."
    Robert Zemekis
  63. Which film director, known for his work on Titanic took performance capture to a new level with face sensor cameras in the film Avatar?
    James Cameran
  64. To incorporate CGI, the studios use a screen behing the action that will later be replaced with the computer generated images. What is the name of the screen?
    Green Screen
  65. Westerns is the only film genre to originate in the U.S. Westerns filmed in the 1960s in Europed and financed by Italian companies were called ____________________.
    Spaghetti Westerns
  66. Name the film actor, now not only a famous actor but also an award winning director, who rose to stardom appearing in the answer to question #65 (Spaghetti Westerns)
    Clint Eastwood
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