Film Appreciation Chapter Six MJS 1310 Quiz Answers

Film Appreciation Chapter Six (CINEMATOGRAPHY)

1. An eye-level shot is made from the observer’s eye level and usually implies a neutral position. (True)

2. Special effects can be in-camera effects, mechanical effects, or laboratory effects. (True)

3. Multiple Oscar-winner for cinematography Freddie Young said that a cinematographer “stands where the _________ meets the _________ of the film process.” (imagination; reality)

4. The various aspects of lighting work together with other elements to determine film speed and focus. (True)

5. The point of view (POV) as illustrated by the camera can be an individual or a group POV. (True)

6. What is the distinguishing quality of black-and-white film stock? (tonality)

7. The quality of light refers to hard or soft lighting. (True)

8. John Ford’s She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) was set in Monument Valley, as was his seminal film Stagecoach (1939), but the use of color from this iconographic location for westerns was not accepted by audiences or critics until his final film, The Searchers (1956), was shot there. (False)

9. Direct-to-digital media is not yet considered an alternative to film stock. (False)

10. The camera crew consists of the camera operator, the gaffer, best boy, and grips; the DP, the first AC, and the second AC are all part of the director’s crew. (False)

11. What is the property of the lens that permits the cinematographer to decide which planes will be in focus? (depth of field)

12. The best-known lighting convention in feature filmmaking is the _________. (three-point system)


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