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camera angle

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the position of the frame in relation to the subject it shows. A high angle is when camera is looking down, low angle when looking up.

camera movement

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onscreen impression that the framing is changing with respect to the scene being photographed. This is usually achieved by actual movement of camera but also by a zoom lens or special effects.

camera-stylo

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meaning "camera-pen", a phrase used by Alexandre Astruc to suggest that the art of film is equal in flexibility and range to older arts, such as novel and the essay.

canted framing

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a view in which the frame is not level. Either right or left side is lower, causing objects in the scene to appear tipped.

categorical form

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a type of filmic organization in which the parts treat distinct parts of some subject. For example, a film about U.S. might be organized into fifty parts, each devoted to a single state.

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