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  1. Group 2: What is depth of field?
    • Define these terms and provides examples of when these techniques might be used:
      • Shallow focus
      • Deep focus
      • Pulling focus (What's another name for it?)
  2. Group 3: What is aspect ratio?
    • Define these terms
      • Academy Ratio: 1.33 : 1 or 4 : 3
      • Widescreen
        • Anamorphic 2.35 or 2.4 : 1
        • Masked 1.85 : 1
        • TV widescreen: 16 : 9 or 1.78 : 1
    • What are the aspect ratios of Day for Night, Shakespeare in Love and Monster's Ball?
  3. Group 1: What is focal length?
    • Define these focal-length terms and provides examples of when these techniques might be used:
      • Wide angle
      • Telephoto
      • Variable focal length lens (what's another, more common name for it?)
  4. Any Group?How does the aspect ratio of films shown in theaters differ from films presented on video? (Chapter 1) Explain these two processes for converting films to video:
    • Letterboxing
    • Pan-and-scan

Cinematography and narrative

In the Monster's Ball scene we viewed, what narrative functions does the cinematography serve? Be sure to consider deep/shallow focus, focus shifts and framing in the third shot.

Shot three from the Monster's Ball scene begins.


Shot three from the Monster's Ball scene continues.


Bibliography

  1. David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson, Film Art: An Introduction (New York: McGraw-Hill).

External links

  1. Cinematography illustrations
  2. Monster's Ball frame grabs