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FILMMAKING TERMS


Term: Flat Space

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This term describes a certain form of mise en scène, which severely limits the available space within the frame in a striking way, resulting in a very small spatial scope for the characters within it. For creating this effect, limitation along the z-axis is most effective. For example, this can be achieved by filming a character standing in front of a wall. The opposite of flat space is deep space.

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