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Arts and Humanities
Film and TV
Film Production Final
Terms in this set (89)
Above the line
refers to the part of a film or television budget that lists salaries for actors, writers, directors and producers.
automatic dialogue replacement
Automatic Gain Control
Natural background noise recorded at the same time as the action.
try outs for a part in a play
axis of action
an imaginary line bisecting a scene corresponding to the 180-degree rule in continuity editing
The relative volume of different sounds or the relative weight of different portions of a picture
The minimum amount of light needed to ensure proper exposure by a particular imaging system
camera assumes alternating character positions "reverse-shot structure"
below the line
Refers to expenses usually in the area of crafts that could be associated with the movie
Placing actors and determining their movement within a particular shot
Light reflected off something
a management tool that explicitly shows how a firm will acquire and use the resources needed to achieve its goals over a specific time period
A second, more specific audition where a director looks closer at given actors.
Object(s) set off against a plain, dark background
The angle at which the camera is pointed at the subject
a variety of movements made by a camera to secure specific shots
long shots, medium shots, medium close-ups, close-ups, extreme close-ups
refers to importing source video for use on a computer. If analog, the captured video is converted to digital.
Measures the type of light shining on an image.
A system of cutting to maintain continuous and clear narrative action.
Any noticeable but unintended discrepancy from one shot to the next in costume, props, hairstyle, posture, etc.
the range of the brightest area in a scene to the darkest area of the scene
The exclusive right to a publication or production
The alternating of shots from two sequences, often in different locales, suggesting that they are taking place at the same time.
A shot of something other than the subject.
A cut to a shot that isolates some element in the previous shot
Cut on action
Refers to shots edited so that action begins in the first shot and is completed in the second.
The footage shot by the end of each working day.
depth of field
the distance in front of a camera and its lens in which objects are in apparent sharp focus
a gradual transition from one image to another
To convert data from analog to digital form.
Russian film maker who pioneered the use of montage and is considered among the most influential film makers in the history of motion pictures
matching two shots so that a person appears to be looking at the correct person or in the correct direction
film style lighting
Setting up a new lighting scheme for just about every shot
A connection that enables digital signals to be sent from one piece of equipment to another
Portrayal of events that happened before events already shown
a cut to a future event, usually followed by a return to the present
Creating sound effects by watching picture and mimicking the action,
A light with a well-defined lens. The beam width is varied as the bulb is moved toward and away from the lens.
the space above the subjects head
an abrupt transition from one scene to another
material that appears on a videotape before the program material
The copying, or dubbing, of segments from the master tape to another tape in sequential order.
A list of all of the shots, in the order they are taken, and a description of each shot.
playing a sequence of frames over and over
a cut that preserves continuity between two shots
a device used to make small voices sound larger, especially in a big room
the arrangement of scenery and stage properties in a play
Editing calls attention to the juxtaposition of shots.
uses digital equipment to rearrange scenes to make the master copy
180 degree rule
Filming and editing so that all shots in a scene are from the same side of an imaginary straight line running between the scene's major subjects.
Repeating the action from the end of the outgoing shot at the start of the incoming shot, to lengthen the screen time of the scene.
point at which the peak of an audio signal exceeds the maximum safe recording range and risks the possibility of distortion
Over the shoulder shot
Looking from behind a person at the subject.
point of view
point of view shot
A first person shot that represents what a character would see
the editing that is done after the movie, film, or video has been taped
the area around or near a person
the creation of goods and services
A detailing of the lengths of time allocated for preproduction, production, and postproduction and what should occur during each phase.
Changing the plane of critical focus during a take while the camera is running
A cut to a shot of a character's reaction to the contents of the preceding shot.
the first rehearsal where the play is read aloud by the cast
the conscious repetition of information, either to maintain it in consciousness or to encode it for storage
Portrait lighting technique that places a lit triangle below the subject eye surrounded by shadow
Creating multilayered graphics, animations, transitions, or effects in the computer
A shot in a sequence that is taken from the reverse angle of the shot previous to it.
the aural properties of a location that are recorded and then mixed in with dialogue and other tracks to achieve a more realistic sound
The process of analyzing a program's script from many different perspectives.
A real or fictional episode; a division of an act in a play
The folder on a physical hard drive or server designated to store video assets associated with an NLE project.
a script for a film including dialogue and descriptions of characters and sets
The written text for your movie.
the order in which things happen or should happen
schedule for shooting the film including call times for cast and crew with consideration based on location, time of day and cast availability.
The annotated script, containing information about set-ups used during shooting
shooting to edit
captures source footage with editing in mind
one uninterrupted run of the camera
Unlighted objects or people in front of a brightly illuminated background.
See light on screen
A sequence of drawings representing the shots planned for a film or television production.
rehearsal at which lighting, scenery, and props are used so that changes go smoothly
a device that facilitates the transfer of film images onto videotape
a camera lens that produces a large image of distant or small objects
3 point lighting
key light, fill light, back light
A background sound created by recording people's voices in a manner in which you cannot hear the actual words they are saying
Feature used to magnify and reduce your document on the screen.
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