978-1457663543 Test Bank Chapter 4

Document Type
Test Prep
Book Title
The Film Experience: An Introduction 4th Edition
Authors
Patricia White, Timothy Corrigan
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CHAPTER 4
CINEMATOGRAPHY: FRAMING WHAT WE SEE
MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS
1. CinemaScope
A. was used exclusively by director Nicholas Ray.
B. is another name for Academy ratio.
C. has an aspect ratio of 1.33:1.
C. a small circular piece of the image.
D. the implied space or world that exists outside the film frame.
E. None of the options is correct.
3. Deep focus means
A. shifting rapidly from one object to another.
B. only the background of the image is in focus.
4. Close-ups can
A. indicate nuances in a character’s thoughts.
B. show the intensity of a character’s feelings.
C. show details of a person or an object.
5. A matte shot
A. changes the tones of the recorded image with different tinted lenses.
B. makes the action move at unrealistic speeds.
6. Masks
A. are mostly associated with silent films.
B. isolate and emphasize a specific object or action in that image.
7. Filters are
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D. an alternative to the proprietary Technicolor process.
E. All of the options are correct.
8. The “pan-and-scan” process
A. covers portions of the frame so part of the image is black.
9. Introduced in the 1930s, the first handheld cameras were
A. too expensive to use.
B. used primarily by families for home movies.
10. Point of view refers to
A. the perspective of a character through camera placement.
B. the more impersonal perspective of the camera.
FILL-IN-THE-BLANK QUESTIONS
1. By 1909, the width of the strip of film used for filming and exhibiting movies, or _____________, was
The answer can be found on p. 133.
3. _____________ was the dominant color film process until the 1950s. It recorded different colors separately and
4. The _____________ describes the relation of width to height of the film frame as it appears on a movie screen or
5. The _____________ is the distance from the center of the lens to the point where light rays meet in sharp focus.
SHORT-ANSWER QUESTIONS
(3-4 SENTENCES)
1. How were evolving color processes used to offer realism or heighten artifice and spectacle? Give two examples.
2. What was nitrate film stock, and why was it short-lived?
3. What effect might be created for the film viewer when the frame moves from one position to another within a single
continuous shot?
4. Explain the differences between a tracking shot, a dolly shot, and a handheld or Steadicam shot.

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