Definitions

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  • v. To shoot a scene while advancing the film in the camera more slowly than it will on screen. This results in speeding up the action in the final film.

Etymologies

From under + crank; dating from a time when movie film was advanced in a camera by the turning of a crank. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Many high end cameras have overcrank and undercrank with variable frame rates in increments/decrements of 1

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