For most filmmakers, the favored position to photograph an actor is...
a. full front
b. quarter turn
c. half turn
d. back to camera
Longer, loosely framed shots are typically used to convey a sense of...
An iris is...
a. a special blue filter
b. the focal point in classical position
c. a powerful wide-angle lens
d. circular or oval mask that can open up or close in on a subject
The area near the top of the frame is conventionally used to suggest...
a. power, authority, aspiration
b. fear, anxiety, acrophobia
c. the unknown, the fearful, the unseen danger
d. subservience, vulnerability
The area of an image that immediately attracts our attention is...
a. balanced composition
b. high key
c. dramatic contrast
d. the dominant
Mise en scene derives from a French theatrical term meaning...
a. special effects
b.in the middle of the scene
c. placing on stage
d. between the scenes
The standard ratio for modern theatrical films is...
c. the same as television
d. the distance from the projector to the screen
Proxemic patterns can best be described as...
a. careful arrangement of dominant and subsidiary contrasts
b. repition of dialogue for thematic purposes
c. costuming with historical auethenticity
d. the relationships of organisms within a given space
Closed form can be described as...
a. stylized design, precise and controlled visual composition
b. a sense of closure at the end of the story
c. the visual style of moat realist filmmakers
d. loosely framed shots without intrinsic interest
Open form style frequently employs...
a. anticipatory setups
b. complex mise en scene
c. tight framing
d. framing which arbitrarily cuts off objects and figures
Mise en scene is essentially an art of the long and extreme shot. T or F
Letterboxing means placing the subtitles outside the frame of the cinematic image. T or F
Highly symmetrical designs are generally used when a director wishes to stress instability and chaos. T or F
Movement is not used to achieve dominant contrast. T or F
All other compositional elements being equal, we tend to scan pictures left to right. T or F
In movies, the dramatic context is usually the determining factor in composition. T or F
Isolated figures and objects tend to be heavier than those in a cluster. T or F
Films are usually shot in open form or closed form, with little or no mixing of the two. T or F
A harmonious, balanced arrangement of shapes, colors, and lines is typical of visual composition in classical cinema. T or F
"Density of texture" refers to the amount of visual detail in a picture. T or F
List the 4 major proxemic patterns and their distances.