Useful Vocabulary

Here’s some useful vocabulary you can include in your exam!

  • Aerial Shot: shot filmed from aircraft or helicopter, extreme high angle.
  • Ambient Sound: natural background noise on television or film such as the sound of birds in a wood.
  • Ambient Light: natural, available light that is not enhanced in any way.
  • Audience: All those who receive or consume any media product.
  • Camera Angle: the position of the camera in relation to the main subject. High, low, canted, etc.
  • Cinematography: Camera Shots, Angles, Lighting
  • Connotation: Suggestive meaning of something, such as red connotates danger, blood.
  • Crane Shot: High angle shot filmed with a crane
  • Continuity editing: Referred to as invisible editing, so that the whole sequence looks natural.
  • Demographics: refers to social characteristics of and audience, described according to groupings such as social class, regional location, gender and age.
  • Denotation: literal meaning/ simple description of what an be seen or heard.
  • Diagetic sound: sound which the characters can hear.
  • Non-Diagetic sound: sound the actors cant hear, e.g.: music played other the scene.
  • Enigma: a question or puzzle being raised from a text.

More to come soon!

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