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Motion Pictures Continuous sequence of transparent still photographs in black and white or color exposed onto long strips of specially treated cellulose acetate and projected in rapid succession onto a screen to give the optical illusion of motion Modern motion pictures are usually accompanied by a synchronized sound recording to heighten the illusion of reality The terms film moving pictures or movies in the United States and cinema in Great Britain are commonly used synonyms for the term motion pictures This article concerns the technical aspects of motion-picture production photography and projection for information about the artistic and historical development of motion pictures and the motion-picture industry Photographing the Film The basic components of a motion-picture camera are a lens used for focusing an inverted image of the subject on the film while it is exposed a shutter for regulating the exposure and blocking the lens while the film is being transported past the lens a channel called the film gate through which the film passes for exposure and a mechanism for transporting the film through the camera and past the film gates aperture opening through which the film is exposed Motion-picture film also known as raw stock is a combination of light-sensitive crystals and dyes layered as an emulsion over long strips of perforated cellulose acetate In all except ultrahigh-speed cameras used for research the transport mechanism is so arranged that the film is moved intermittently and stopped for a fraction of a second at regular intervals When the film is stopped the camera shutter which is geared to the film-transport mechanism is opened for approximately 135 second and a single pic ture or frame is photographed on the film When the shutter closes the mechanism advances the film to the next frame and the sequence is repeated at a rate of 24 exposures per second Magazines attached to the camera are used to supply raw stock and store the
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