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






2. The person who is the director's eyes and ears in the studio - the floor manager relays the director's commands to the studio personnel.






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






4. The general aesthetics of the show






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






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






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






8. 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






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






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






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






12. A signal that implies something specific is to happen






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






14. A signal that implies something specific is to happen






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






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






17. 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






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






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






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






21. The portion of a program that you can hear






22. The portion of a program that you can hear






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






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






25. 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.






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






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






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






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






30. 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






31. The person responsible for applying cosmetics to the talent's face and body - giving them the intended appearance in front of the camera






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






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






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






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






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






37. Production personnel that work behind the scenes and generally includes management and designers






38. The person who is the director's eyes and ears in the studio - the floor manager relays the director's commands to the studio personnel.






39. The general aesthetics of the show






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






41. 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






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






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






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






45. Process of cutting between cameras






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






47. 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






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






49. The actual shooting of the program






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