The Yale Film Analysis Web Site 2.0 is a great site to educate yourself on the basic vocabulary and technique of filmmaking.

…The Film Analysis Guide was developed to meet the needs of faculty and students at Yale who are interested in becoming familiar with the vocabulary of film studies and the techniques of cinema. The user can either read the complete document or search out a particular topic of interest. — Related links within the Guide are provided as appropriate, as are links to film clips illustrating the topic or term in question.

The Guide is broken into six parts corresponding to the major divisions within cinema technique and film studies. These major divisions are further broken down into sections, subsections and definitions for terms. The final Part (Analysis) offers basic examples of how to analyze two film sequences.

— Yale Film Studies | Read The Full Article

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Rita Rallemos

Hey, this is what I need. I will find myself on a filmmaker site and every once in awhile I will come across a word that I have no idea what it’s supposed to convey.

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