Gianlucca Harlee

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Film Terms :

Film Terms Gianluca Marra Harlee Johnson

Soft Focus:

Soft Focus A cinematographic strategy whereby all objects appear soft because none are perfectly in focus. Often used for romantic effect.

Reaction Shot:

Reaction Shot A shot of a person reacting to the main action as a listener or spectator.

Slow Motion:

Slow Motion Movements in a shot are slower than they would be in reality.


“Dissolve” A transition between two shots, where one shot fades away and simultaneously another shot fades in.

Glass Shot:

Glass Shot A shot in which part of the background is painted or photographed in miniature and placed in front of the camera in order to blend in with the rest of the image.

Freeze Frame Shot :

Freeze Frame Shot One shot is printed in a single frame several times, in order to make an interesting illusion of a still photograph.

Whip Pan:

Whip Pan A type of pan in which the camera moves sideways so quickly that the picture blurs into indistinct streaks. It is commonly used as a transition between shots, and can indicate the passage of the time and/or a frenetic pace of action.

Montage :

Montage The process or technique of selecting, editing, and piecing together separate sections of film to form a continuous whole. A common example of this is the shopping montage, the makeover montage, the training montage and the “love montage”.


Mise-en-scene A term used in reference to the staging of a scene in a play or film when considering as a whole the settings, the arrangements of the actors in relation to the setting, the lightning, etc. The distinctive mise-en-scène of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari features stark lighting and jagged architecture

Flashback :

Flashback A shot or sequence which takes the action of the story into the past, either as a reminder of an earlier event the audience has witnessed or to indicate the recollections of one of the characters.

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