back projection
  a photographic technique whereby live action is filmed in front of a transparent screen onto which background action is projected. Back projection was often used to provide the special effect of motion in vehicles during dialogue scenes, but has become outmoded and replaced by bluescreen (or greenscreen) processing and traveling mattes; also known as rear projection or process photography (or shot); contrast to matte shot.
  Examples: Any film with a moving vehicle and back-projected street scenes viewed through the back or side windows, such as in To Catch a Thief (1955).

Glossary of cinematic terms . 2015.

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  • back-projection — backˈ projection noun The projection of film onto the back of a special screen so as to be seen from the other side as a background to action taking place in front of the screen • • • Main Entry: ↑back …   Useful english dictionary

  • back projection — noun : background projection * * * back projection, the projection of a film on a translucent screen, used as a background for a scene being filmed or photographed …   Useful english dictionary

  • back-projection — noun the projection of a picture on to the back of a translucent screen. Derivatives back project verb …   English new terms dictionary

  • back projection — /ˈbæk prədʒɛkʃən/ (say bak pruhjekshuhn) noun the projection of pictures on a screen behind actors who are being filmed to create the illusion that they are moving or are in a place distant from the studio. Also, background projection …   Australian English dictionary

  • back projection. — See background projection. * * * …   Universalium

  • back projection — noun A cinematic technique in which live action is filmed in front of a screen on which the background action is projected. <! there are other meaning of this word from mathematics and tomography Syn: rear projection …   Wiktionary

  • back projection — n. rear projection, technique in photography whereby live action is filmed in front of a screen on which the background action is projected …   English contemporary dictionary

  • back projection. — See background projection …   Useful english dictionary

  • Back projection viewing screen — Светопропускающий (просмотровый) экран …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Projection screen — Home theater projection screen displaying a high definition television image A projection screen is an installation consisting of a surface and a support structure used for displaying a projected image for the view of an audience. Projection… …   Wikipedia

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