Principles of Film Form

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Principles of Film Form by Mind Map: Principles of Film Form

1. EQ1. How and why do we differentiate between form and content in a movie, and why are they relevant to one?

1.1. Film Form

1.1.1. mise-en-scene is one elemental system of film, composes design elements like lighting, props,costumes, and makeup

1.1.2. Sound is organized into a series of dialogue music, ambience, and effects tracks

1.1.3. Narrative is structured into acts that establish, develop, and resolve character conflict

1.1.4. Editing juxtaposes individual shots to create sequences and arrange them into scenes

1.2. Form and Content

1.2.1. Content is the subject of an artwork and form is the subject being expressed and experienced

1.2.2. Cinematic language is the tools and techniques that filmmakers use to convey meaning and mood to the viewer, including lighting, mise-en-scene, cinematography, performance, editing and sound

1.2.3. Example: Juno thinking about fingernails and changing her mind. The Form is used to express that subject and meaning includes decor, patterns, implied proximity, point of view, moving camera and sound

2. EQ2. What expectations of film form can filmmakers exploit to shape an audience's experience?

2.1. Form and Expectations

2.1.1. First ten minutes have to be interesting for the viewer to continue watching it

2.1.2. Most movies start with a normal world, which is altered by a particular incident

2.1.3. Ex: True Grit the villian Tom Chaney threatens Mattie Ross saying: "that pit is one hundred feet deep and i will throw you in it". our interpretation of events is colored that Mattie is destined for abyss

3. EQ3. What is parallel editing and how does it utilize pattern?

3.1. Parallel editing is the technique of alternating two or more scenes. If the scenes are simultaneous, they occasionally culminate in a single place,

3.2. an example is when the scenes are simultaneous, they occasionally culminate in a single place

4. EQ4. How do the movies create an illusion of movement?

4.1. The illusion of movement was conveyed by a background that presented images that moved.

4.2. with animation, action and movement . it conveys movement when background is blank and the object is moved slightly with this action repeated over and over, shooting the image repetitively.

5. EQ5. How does a movie manipulate space?

5.1. by arts, such as architecture, are concerned mostly with space

5.2. move landscapes ie: from a room to outer space

5.3. Real-time. The time in the video is exactly the same as the time it was recorded in. Examples: Live music video; sports event; a walk-through of a scene without interrupting the recording.

6. EQ6. How do movies manipulate time?

6.1. Its manipulated by things such as music and is achieved with cuts and/ or dissolves

6.2. Time is expanded, slower than real-time. For example, you might have a fight sequence that is shown in slow motion and/or from several different angles. An action sequence that only took a few seconds in real time might take half a minute on video.

7. EQ7. What is the difference between realism and antirealism in a movie, and why is verisimilitude important to them both?

7.1. Realism is an interest in or concern for the actual or real, a tendency to view or represent things as they really are

7.2. Anti-realism is an interest in or concern for the abstact, speculative, or fantastic.

7.3. When they convince you that the things on the screen- people, places, what you have, no matter how fantastic or antirealistic- are "really there"

8. EQ8. What is meant by cinematic language? Why is it important to the ways that movies communicate with viewers

8.1. a “language” of images (visual and aural) that tell story without the use of words.