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FILMMAKING TERMS


Term: Frame

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(1) Refers to a single image captured by the camera on a strip of film and represents the smallest compositional unit of a film’s structure. Several frames make up a shot, and a series of frames juxtaposed and shown in rapid succession make up a motion (or moving) picture. (2) Refers to the rectangular area within which the film image is composed by the filmmaker, or in simpler terms – what we see within the area of the screen.

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