Film Language Tags

The film language tags below describe technical practices as well as historical and theoretical aspects of filmmaking. Click on any tag in order to see its definition (when available) as well as a list of clips associated with it in Kinolab's collection. Definitions for each tag are sourced from widely adopted reference works and textbooks, such as Annette Kuhn and Guy Westwell's Dictionary of Film Studies (Oxford UP, 2012), Timothy Corrigan and Patricia White's The Film Experience (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2017) and David A. Cook's A History of Narrative Film (W.W. Norton & Company, 2016).