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Updated on Nov 26, 2019. Posted on Nov 26, 2019

Sorry, Just Because You've Seen "The Godfather" Doesn't Mean You're Passing This Film School Quiz

Four years of college prepared me for this quiz.

  1. What kind of lens has a fixed focal length? (AKA the opposite of a zoom lens)

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Prime lens is a fixed focal length photographic lens.

  2. Who directed this film?

    Star Film Company
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Georges Méliès directed A Trip To The Moon back in 1902.

  3. What is an "establishing shot"?

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    Wrong! 

    An "establishing shot" is a shot that sets the scene or emphasizes a setting.

  4. Which of these lights is NOT used in "three point lighting"?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The elements for "three point lighting" are a fill, key, and back light.

  5. Which of these is NOT a form of sound in film?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Mise-en-scène is the arrangement of everything on set/screen.

  6. What genre is The Bicycle Thief?

    Produzioni De Sica
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The Bicycle Thief is the pinnacle of Italian neorealism cinema.

  7. Which of these people is not a director?

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    Wrong! 

    H.G. Wells is the author of War of the Wolds, the source material for the infamous radio broadcast directed by Orson Welles.

  8. Which is an example of "deus ex machina"?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    When the claw comes down and saves Woody and the gang from the incinerator.

  9. Which of these is an extreme closeup?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    This is an example of an extreme closeup.

    Via Warner Bros.
  10. Which aperture do you set your camera to if you want a deep depth of field?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    F/22 is the smallest aperture which gives us the deepest depth of field.

    Via Miramax Pictures
  11. Lastly, how many acts are in a traditional film?

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    Wrong! 

    A traditional story/film usually follows the three act structure.

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