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1
An ordinary Hollywood film typically contains how many shots?
A)100-200
B)1,000-2,000
C)10,000-12,000
D)100,000
2
Which of the following is NOT an editing joining method?
A)fade-in/fade-out
B)dissolve
C)switch
D)wipe
3
Which two relationships are present in the editing of any film?
A)graphic and rhythmic
B)rhythmic and spatial
C)spatial and temporal
D)temporal and graphic
4
Which of the following patterns may be considered purely as graphic configurations?
A)light and dark
B)line and shape
C)movement and stasis
D)All these answers are correct.
5
When the filmmaker adjusts the length of shots in relation to one another, she or he is controlling what?
A)the graphic potential of editing
B)the rhythmic potential of editing
C)the spatial potential of editing
D)the temporal potential of editing
6
In the Kuleshov effect, editing cues the spectator to
A)feel suspense by shortening the length of shots.
B)understand that events in separate locations are occurring simultaneously.
C)expect a jump forward in time.
D)infer a single locale.
7
An editing technique that presents an action in such a way that it consumes less time on the screen than it does in the story is called what?
A)flashback
B)flashforward
C)ellipsis
D)overlap
8
What is the basic purpose of the continuity system?
A)to create a smooth flow from shot to shot
B)to reduce the number of scene changes
C)to reduce the action to one plotline
D)to create a shot that remains constant for an extended time
9
What is another name for the 180-degree space?
A)the center line
B)the consistent angle
C)the match line
D)the axis of action
10
What is a cheat cut?
A)breaking the 180-degree rule
B)mismatching slightly the positions of characters or objects
C)juxtaposing unrelated scenes with one another
D)mixing two separate film stocks to create one image
11
Crosscutting gives the audience an unrestricted knowledge of causal, temporal, or spatial information by alternating shots from one line of action in one place with shots of other events in other places. Thus, crosscutting creates some ________ discontinuity.
A)causal
B)temporal
C)spatial
D)All these answers are correct.
12
What is an alternative to the continuity style?
A)graphic editing
B)narrative editing
C)temporal editing
D)graphic and narrative editing
13
What is a nondiegetic insert?
A)a cut from scene to scene that is different in style from the film's standard cut style
B)a cut from scene to scene to a metaphorical or symbolic shot that is a part of the space and time of the narrative
C)a cut from scene to scene to a metaphorical or symbolic shot that is not part of the space and time of the narrative
D)a cut from scene to scene that incorporates music or noise (sound effects) not heard by the characters onscreen
14
What is the 30-degree rule?
A)Every camera position must be at least at a 30 degree angle from the projection to avoid image distortion.
B)Every camera position must be varied by at least 30 degrees from the previous one.
C)The camera must move in small increments around the 180-degree line in order to retain projection consistency.
D)The temperature at which all film stock must be kept to retain high quality is 30 degrees.







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