In these sections, you will fill in the blanks and identify concepts and names in short responses. You will have to know details about the characters, settings, and plots as well as key concepts. Consider what has been outlined in the readings and in lectures—those will likely appear on the exam. A comprehensive list is included below:
Two shot west
Point of view shot
Rack focus or pulled focus
High angle shot (or God’s eye shot or bird’s eye shot)
Mandarin and Cantonese
In this section, you will be given a series of screen shots. For each screen shot, you must identify the title of the television series and episode, identify what is significant about the shot in cinematographic terms—for example, the type of shot, angle of the shot, mise-en-scène/staging, lighting—and explain the significance of the shot in relation to the episode’s theme(s) or character construction.