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A shot that is too dark, due to less light than usual being allowed to pass through the camera lens during filming.
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The audience knows more about what is happening in the film than any of the characters.
The loudness or softness of a sound.
A fade out into white.
Wide-angle lens
A camera lens with a short focal length; distorts perspective by making the distances between objects appear greater than they are.
A film to video or DVD transfer in which black bars are placed at the top and bottom of the screen to keep the same aspect ratio for a film on a TV.
A type of edit in which a dividing line appears on screen, passes over the first shot ‘wiping’ it away and replaces it with the next shot.
Zoom lens
A camera lens that can change focal length during a shot; allows the filmmaker to alter the perspective while filming.
Zooming in
Increasing the focal length during a shot so that the camera appears to be moving closer to the subjects being filmed.
Zooming out
Decreasing the focal length during a shot so that the camera appears to be moving away from the subjects being filmed.