frame line

noun Movies.
a horizontal line separating consecutive frames on a strip of film.
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frame line
 
n
films a black horizontal bar appearing between successive picture images

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Allowing the frame line to sever part of the subject shifts the picture's purpose-it may become an abstraction or a symbol.
The labels are the text which appear below the bottom horizontal frame line and outside of the vertical frame lines.
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