Leksikon Filmskih I Televizijskih Pojmova: A Comprehensive Guide to Film and Television Terms
If you are interested in film and television, you may want to learn more about the technical and artistic aspects of these media. One way to do that is to familiarize yourself with the terminology used by filmmakers, critics, and scholars. A good resource for this purpose is Leksikon Filmskih I Televizijskih Pojmova, a Croatian book that contains over 3000 entries on various film and television concepts, genres, techniques, movements, and personalities.
Leksikon Filmskih I Televizijskih Pojmova was first published in 1993 by the Croatian Film Association and the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. It was edited by Marko Babac, a professor of film theory and history at the Academy. The book covers topics ranging from basic elements of film language (such as shot, scene, montage, sound, etc.) to more specific and complex issues (such as auteur theory, postmodernism, semiotics, etc.). It also includes biographical and bibliographical information on prominent film and television figures from Croatia and abroad.
The book is intended for both professionals and amateurs who want to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of film and television. It can be used as a reference guide, a textbook, or a source of inspiration. The book is written in a clear and concise style, with examples and illustrations to help explain the terms. It also provides cross-references and suggestions for further reading.
Leksikon Filmskih I Televizijskih Pojmova is available in PDF format for download from various online sources[^1^] [^2^] [^3^]. However, if you prefer a physical copy, you can also order it from some bookstores or libraries. The book is in Croatian language, but some of the terms are also translated into English or other languages. Whether you are a student, a teacher, a filmmaker, a critic, or a fan of film and television, you will find this book useful and informative.Here are some examples of the terms that you can find in Leksikon Filmskih I Televizijskih Pojmova:
Adaptation: The process of transforming a literary work (such as a novel, a play, a comic book, etc.) into a film or a television program. Adaptations can be faithful or creative, depending on the degree of similarity or difference between the original and the adapted versions.
Animation: A technique of creating moving images by recording a series of drawings, models, puppets, or computer-generated graphics. Animation can be used to create realistic or fantastical worlds, characters, and stories.
Cinematography: The art and science of capturing images on film or digital media. Cinematography involves the use of cameras, lenses, filters, lighting, color, and other elements to create the visual style and mood of a film or a television program.
Documentary: A genre of film or television that aims to present factual information about a person, an event, an issue, or a phenomenon. Documentaries can be objective or subjective, depending on the perspective and intention of the filmmaker.
Editing: The process of selecting, arranging, and combining shots into a coherent sequence. Editing can be used to create continuity or discontinuity, to manipulate time and space, to emphasize or de-emphasize certain aspects of the story, to create rhythm and pace, and to convey meaning and emotion.
Film noir: A style and genre of film that emerged in the 1940s and 1950s in Hollywood. Film noir is characterized by dark and pessimistic themes, such as crime, corruption, betrayal, and moral ambiguity. Film noir often features low-key lighting, high-contrast shadows, tilted camera angles, voice-over narration, and femme fatales.
Genre: A category of film or television that is defined by common characteristics, such as subject matter, style, tone, conventions, and audience expectations. Some examples of genres are comedy, drama, horror, thriller, western, musical, etc.
Mise-en-scÃne: A French term that means \"placing on stage\". It refers to everything that appears in front of the camera within a shot, such as setting, props, costumes,