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affective theory

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theory that deals with the effect of a work of art rather than its creation.

aleatory technique

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an artistic technique that utilises chance conditions and probability. In aleatory film, images and sounds are not planned in advance.

ambient light

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the natural light surrounding the subject, usually understood to be soft.

anamorphic lens

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a lens for making widescreen films using regular Academy ratio frame size. The camera lens takes in a wide field of view and squeezes it onto the frame, and a similar projector lens unsqueezes in onto a wide theatre screen. CinemaScope and Panavision are examples of anamorphic widescreen processes.

angle of framing

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