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180 degree rule

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the continuity approach to editing which dictates that the camera should stay on one side of the action to ensure consistent spatial relations between objects to the right and left of the frame. The 180-degree line is also called axis of action.

For example filming a conversation requires that the placement of the camera should not present the two speakers in such a way that they both look to be talking towards screen left (or both talking towards screen right) when they should be seen talking in opposite directions

180-degree system

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 5:41 PM)

the continuity approach to editing which dictates that the camera should stay on one side of the action to ensure consistent spatial relations between objects to the right and left of the frame. The 180-degree line is also called axis of action.

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3.5 mill

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 5:41 PM)
Jack plug - or socket - Is a socket and plug combination used in CONSUMER audio goods and equipment (for example iPods and PSP headphone sockets)

It is usually (and sometimes also called) 3.5mm (millimetre) or 2.5mm - depending on the diameter of the barrel of the plug used. (3.5 is much more common)

The connector is not considered professional and is replaced by the XLR connector in professional camera and audio equipment.

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absolute film

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 5:41 PM)

a film that is nonrepresentational, using form and design to produce its effect and often describable as visual music.

abstract film

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a film that presents recognisable images in such a way that the aim is more poetic than narrative.


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