Term Sought: Several Images in a Frame...

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  1. FalTorPan

    FalTorPan Vice Admiral Admiral

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    What is the cinematic term for showing multiple images in a single frame? If you set this up on your TV, it's often called "picture-in-picture," but I would imagine that the cinematic term is different.

    An example of what I'm talking about occurs during the first few seconds of this sequence on YouTube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9JUmcRz6z8
     
  2. chardman

    chardman Vice Admiral In Memoriam

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    I've always heard multiple images combined into a single frame as "Split screen".

    The documentary/concert film "Woodstock" used split-screen to awesome effects, combining footage of performers, and various events both onstage and off, as they occurred simultaneously. As seen in this clip of Joe Cocker's performance...
    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQYDvQ1HH-E[/yt]
     
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  3. chardman

    chardman Vice Admiral In Memoriam

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    Also this intro to Buck Rodgers uses lots of split screen [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO8kFHCXiEg[/yt]
     
  4. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    As does this intro to Eric Cartman In The 25th Century[yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HRcNgAhn2E[/yt]
     
  5. Robert Simmons

    Robert Simmons Commander Red Shirt

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    A long time ago I heard a professional it referred to as "pane-ning" ( like window panes ) Multiple panes. ( Example a screen broken up into quarters with 4 different images )
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  7. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    It's a split screen if the screen is split into sections. There's some different nomenclature for images on top of images like comic book sub-panels.
     
  8. FalTorPan

    FalTorPan Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Thanks, Maurice!