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offscreen sound

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simultaneous sound from a source assumed to be in the space of the scene but in an area outside what is visible onscreen.

offscreen space

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the six areas blocked from being visible on the screen but still part of the space of the scene: to four sides of the frame, behind the set, and the behind the camera.

one-reeler

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a film of ten to twelve minutes in duration.

order

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in a narrative film, temporal manipulation of the sequence in which the chronological events of the story are arranged in the plot.

over the shoulder shot

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Looking from behind a person at the subject, cutting off the frame just behind the ear. The person facing the subject should occupy about 1/3 of the frame.

This shot helps to establish the positions of each person, and get the feel of looking at one person from the other's point of view.


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