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Cinema Studies
The discipline in which films are analysed and studied.
Cinematography
The art of capturing images on moving film.
Classical Hollywood cinema
A style of filmmaking pioneered by filmmakers in the US and the dominant style of Western cinema today.
Classical Hollywood narrative structure
the most common and dominant narrative structure. The cause-effect relationship is facilitated by a motivated, goal-oriented character creating change by overcoming obstacles.
Close-up
A shot where there is very little distance between the camera and the subject.
Computer Generated Image (CGI)
Computer-generated elements of mise-en-scene that are added to the film after it has been shot.
Conflict
What ensues in a classical Hollywood narrative as the protagonist struggles to overcome an obstacle that prevents them from obtaining their goal.
Costumes
The clothes, make-up and accessories worn by the characters.
Crane shot
A shot where the camera is attached to a mechanical arm so it can be lifted above the ground and moved in all directions while filming.
Crosscutting
Cutting back and forth between scenes, thus linking the space of those scenes.