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  • adj. Of a scene shot while advancing the film in the camera more slowly than it will play on screen. This results in speeding up the action in the final film.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of undercrank.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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


  • And they go through an undercranked “run the film fast with wacky music” section in homage to what they thought of old movies.

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  • The film clearly left its impression on the boy, who included an inversion of NOSFERATU's undercranked coach ride sequence in his official directorial debut, BLACK SUNDAY.

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  • Donnie is a polarizing personality who has both devoted fans and unwavering critics, the latter often citing his apparent cockiness while picking apart his early screen fighting as sloppy and / or overly undercranked to artificially speed up his movements.

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  • Panasonic's AJ-HDC27 VariCam replicates many of the key features of film-based image acquisition, including 24-frame progressive scan images, time lapse recording, and a wide range of variable frame rates (4-fps to 60-fps in single-frame increments) for "overcranked" and "undercranked" off-speed in-camera effects.

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