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whip pan

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an extremely fast movement of camera from side to side, which causes the image to blur into a set of indistinct horizontal lines briefly. Often imperceptible cut joins two whip pans to create a trick transition between scenes.

Wide-angle

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Wide-angle is a term used either to describe a type of lens ‘wide-angle lens’ with a focal length of generally shorter than 30mm which gives a wide field of view due to its optical properties, or alternatively is a term used more generally to describe a shot that encompasses a large field of view ‘wide-angle shot’

wide-angle lens

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a lens of short focal length that affects the scene's perspective by distorting straight lines near the edges of the frame and by exaggerating the distance between foreground and background planes. In 35mm filming, a wide-angle lens is 30mm or less. Produces the opposite effect of telephoto lens.

wind gag

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wind Gag - A Wind gag is a usually soft fur covered sheath that slides over microphones of all sizes to prevent the rushing sound caused by wind passing over sensitive mics

wipe

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a transition between shots in which a line passes across the screen, eliminating the first shot as it goes and replacing it with the next one.

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