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Production Assistant: PA Basics

Subjects : performing-arts, film
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Person who purchases materials and services in the creation of a finished program






2. The person - or people - who provide/s the funding necessary to produce the program






3. The person in charge of recording the program onto videotape by correctly operating the VTR equipment






4. Any of the cosmetics applied to a performer's skin to change or enhance their appearance






5. involves placing items in the camera's frame by operating the camera and tripod






6. Any activity on a program that occurs prior to the time that the cameras begin rolling. This includes production meetings - set construction - costume design - music composition - scriptwriting - and location surveys






7. Anything the audience sees in a video picture that did not really happen the way it appears on the screen






8. The actual shooting of the program






9. Person who purchases materials and services in the creation of a finished program






10. The person who handles the business portion of the production by negotiating the fees for goods - services - and other contracts by determining the staffing requirements based on the needs of each production






11. Anyone seen by the camera - whether or not they have a speaking or any other significant role in the program - as well as individuals who provide only their vocal skills to the production






12. Production personnel that are normally not seen by the camera and generally includes equipment operators.






13. Anyone seen by the camera - whether or not they have a speaking or any other significant role in the program - as well as individuals who provide only their vocal skills to the production






14. The person responsible for the audio/sound quality on the production and related equipment






15. The collective name given to all the talent participating in a production






16. The person who provides general assistance around the studio or production facility. The PA is commonly hired to fill a variety of positions when key personnel are sick - out of town - working on another production - or otherwise unavailable.






17. The person who provides general assistance around the studio or production facility. The PA is commonly hired to fill a variety of positions when key personnel are sick - out of town - working on another production - or otherwise unavailable.






18. A person who works with the scriptwriter and is considered to be an expert in the program's subject matter






19. The person responsible for placing the entire production on paper






20. The collective name given to all the talent participating in a production






21. The person who runs the piece of equipment that captures the video images of the program






22. The portion of the program that you can see






23. person who keeps all the production equipment functioning at its optimum performance level






24. A signal that implies something specific is to happen






25. The lighting director's assistant who often does the actual hauling of heavy instruments up and down ladders






26. The lighting director's assistant who often does the actual hauling of heavy instruments up and down ladders






27. Process of cutting between cameras






28. Everyone involved in the production - both staff and talent






29. Any of the activities performed after a program has been shot. This includes music beds - editing - audio overdubs - titles - and duplication






30. The person who manages the video equipment and is ultimately responsible for the technical quality of the video signal






31. Any of the activities performed after a program has been shot. This includes music beds - editing - audio overdubs - titles - and duplication






32. person responsible for putting the various pieces of the entire program together - they remove all the mistakes and bad takes - leaving only the best version of each scene - and arranges the individual scenes into the proper order






33. The person who manages the video equipment and is ultimately responsible for the technical quality of the video signal






34. The person who is in charge of the creative aspects of the program and interacts with the entire staff






35. The person who creates the titles for the program using a character generator






36. The person who handles the business portion of the production by negotiating the fees for goods - services - and other contracts by determining the staffing requirements based on the needs of each production






37. The portion of a program that you can hear






38. Anything the audience sees in a video picture that did not really happen the way it appears on the screen






39. The person responsible for all the artwork required for the production. This includes computer graphics - traditional works of art - charts - and graphs






40. The portion of a program that you can hear






41. The person - or people - who provide/s the funding necessary to produce the program






42. Process of cutting between cameras






43. Anything placed on a set that stops the distant view of the camera. Outside the studio - scenery may be a building or the horizon.






44. The person who decides the placement of lighting instruments - the appropriate color of light to use - and which lamps should be used in the instruments






45. The portion of the program that you can see






46. A person who moves the equipment - scenery - and props on a studio set






47. Production personnel that are normally not seen by the camera and generally includes equipment operators.






48. The actual edge of the video picture; the edge of the picture on all four sides






49. The person responsible for placing the entire production on paper






50. person who keeps all the production equipment functioning at its optimum performance level