What is FILM GRAMMAR? What does FILM GRAMMAR mean? FILM GRAMMAR meaning, definition & explanation

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What is FILM GRAMMAR? What does FILM GRAMMAR mean? FILM GRAMMAR meaning - FILM GRAMMAR definition FILM GRAMMAR explanation.

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In film, film grammar is defined as follows:

1. A frame is a single still image. It is analogous to a letter.

2. A shot is a single continuous recording made by a camera. It is analogous to a word.

3. A scene is a series of related shots. It is analogous to a sentence. The study of transitions between scenes is described in film punctuation.

4. A sequence is a series of scenes which together tell a major part of an entire story, such as that contained in a complete movie. It is analogous to a paragraph.

The term film grammar is best understood as a creative metaphor, since the elements of film grammar described above do not stand in any strict relation of analogy to the components of grammar as understood by philology or modern linguistics.

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