Film Studies: Key Terminology

Frame
Single image. It is the smallest unit of film construction.
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Shot
Single continuous recording made by the camera.
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Scene
A series of unrelated shots.
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Sequence
Series of scenes telling a major part of an entire story.
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Denotative Meaning
The direct, explicit meaning of a word or image; the thing itself
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Connotative Meaning
An idea associated with a word or image in addition to its denotative meaning
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Single continuous recording made by the camera.

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Shot

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A series of unrelated shots.

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Series of scenes telling a major part of an entire story.

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The direct, explicit meaning of a word or image; the thing itself

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