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!