undercranked

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

undercranked ‎(comparative more undercranked, superlative most undercranked)

  1. (film) 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.

Verb[edit]

undercranked

  1. simple past tense and past participle of undercrank

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