Thought I put this one up, looking back at the posts shows that I didn’t so here is what I found about film language.
It’s how films tell the stories and affects the viewer. It uses elements to tell the story in a particular way.
They use camera, light and colour, sound and editing.
Camera uses shot names, movements, focus, framing, lenses and positions and lighting.
Light and colour uses both high and low key lighting, monchrome, saturation and of course colour.
Sound uses both diegetic and non diegetic sounds, speech, different attributes and music.
Editing uses pace, transitions, continuity editing and montage.