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Film Style and Aesthetics Past exam papers

2015
1 What is the function of the 180 axis of action ?
2 What contribution does the technique of match on action make to continuity
editing?
3 In cinematography, how might depth of field be employed creatively?
4 What psychological impact might a jump cut make upon an audience?
5 Explain Walter Murch's Rule of Six principle.
6 Discuss the evolving role of the clapper loader in film production.
7 How might Steadicam benefit the shooting of a standard 'action' film?
8 By way of example, briefly discuss how low key lighting might creatively
contribute to the telling of an audio visual story.
9 Give two examples of how sound might effectively expand a film's narrative
beyond the frame for an audience.
10 Briefly discuss the role of the production designer.

2014
1 Define the terms shot reverse shot and eye line matching. By way of example,
explain how both are essential but distinct components of continuity editing.
2 What is the function of the 30 axis of action ?
3 Give two creative reasons why editors cut film.
4 What practical and creative advantages might HD digital cinematography have
over 35mm film cinematography? Give two examples.
5Explain Walter Murch's Rule of Six principle.
6The camera lens is a technical replication of the human eye .Citing the use of
aperture and depth of field, explain how this statement might be credible.
7 What role does the sound re-recordist play in the construction of an actors
sonic performance on film ?

8 Briefly discuss silence as a creative instrument in film production.


9How might a production designer use colour and light to augment the telling of
a story on film?
10Emotional intelligence is what distinguishes a great actor. Brie Fly discuss.
2013

1 Explain the term match on action and give an example of how it relates to
continuity editing.
2 Why might the professional relationship between the editor and director of
photography be described as "symbiotic"?
3 Explain the term non continuity editing. Give an example of how it might be
employed in audiovisual story telling.
4To what aesthetic effect might a director of photography Utilize deep space
cinematography?
5 Explain Walter Murch's rule of six principle.
6 Specify any two practical advantages which a zoom lens may have over a
prime lens in film production.
7What is the role of a re-recordist in film sound post production?
8 Give two examples of how sound might expand a film's narrative beyond the
frame for an audience.
9 In production design, what is meant by the term atmospherics? In this context,
give two examples of atmospherics.
10 "Props are part of an actor's business". Explain this statement.

2013
1 What is the purpose of the 180 axis of action? Give an example of its
employment.
2"The editor is without doubt, the main creative force in post production". How
credible is this claim?
3 Explain the termelliptical editing. Give an example of how it might be
employed in audio visual story telling.

4 How might a Director of Photography deliberately shift audience attention


within the frame?
5 Explain the difference between high key lighting and low key lighting. Give an
example of how each might be applied to narrative effect in film.
6 Briefly discuss the role of the Camera Operator in digital cinematography.
7 Explain the differences between Timbre and tone .
8 How might mise en scene intensify a film's visual style?
9 Briefly discuss the role of the Production Designer in film production.
10 Explain the core purpose of the storyboard

2013
1"The camera has its own distinct visual language" Discuss.
2"The director is without doubt, the main creative force behind any film". How
credible is this claim?
3Giving examples, discuss the effectiveness of continuity editing in audio-visual
storytelling.
4Does the30 axis of action rule have a real validity in film production?
5 Giving at least one example, discuss how depth of field might be employed
creatively ?
6 Discuss the evolving role of the clapper loader in film production.
7 Define three-point lighting and give two examples of how it might be applied to
communicate narrative information in film.
8 How might Silence be employed as a narrative instrument in audio visual
storytelling ?
9. Explain the difference between diegetic sound and non-diegetic sound. Give
two contrasting examples.
10 Discuss the essential psychological influences of colour as part of production
design in film.