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Term: Fragmented Framing (or partial framing)

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A kind of framing in which important objects or subjects are only partially shown for a significant length of time (i.e. a character’s body is shown without the head). Fragmented framing often evokes an uneasy feeling since the audience is used to classical Hollywood cinema storytelling conventions that normally direct their attention to the important parts of a subject or a scene. Fragmented framing can also be used to let shots appear experimental, documentary-style or amateurish.

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