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Intro To Film Production

Subjects : performing-arts, film
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Organized process by which you schedule and work with a number of potential performers to determine their suitability to your film






2. Lens that has one fixed focal length for more precise manipulation of image quality






3. Reading from the script pages that actors are given minutes before the audition






4. Narrative technique that involves intercutting between two or more separate areas of action in such a way that the viewer assumes the scenes are occurring simulataneously






5. Lighting unit that is 45






6. An interior scene that can be used in case your exterior shoot is cancelled because of bad weather






7. All camera moves need to be...






8. Process of combining the video and audio with the applied effect to create a new media file






9. Sound bouncing off surfaces. Results in a booming or echo-y sound as the signal duplicates itself over and over again which is refereed to as 'acoustically live.'






10. A shot of a detail within your scene other than the characters' faces






11. Expresses the director's visual strategy for every scene in the film. It shows you what shots are used to cover a scene and in how they connect together as an edited scene. Camera angles - shot sizes - camera moves - etc. are all marked.






12. Often used as a guide for framing human subjects and for composition in general. The frame is divided into thirds with imaginary lines along the horizontal and vertical axes and then place significant objects - focus points - and elements of intere






13. The person who pulls focus






14. Drawings of each scene from a bird's eye perspective. They help figure out important details like the axis of action - camera placement - and blocking.






15. Soft light that fills in the shadows created by the Key Light






16. Adjusted to take into account the amount of light that is lost - dissipated - or absorbed by that particular lens






17. The physical placement of the camera on the set necessary to get each shot in your shooting script






18. Executing more than one move at a time






19. Finessing all of the edits one-by-one






20. Drawings of each scene from a bird's eye perspective. They help figure out important details like the axis of action - camera placement - and blocking.






21. Lighting unit that is position 90






22. A shot in which the subject looks directly at the camera






23. Adjusting the optical center away from the focal plane and therefore increasing the magnification power of the lens (telephoto)






24. Sound that includes both room acoustics and background noise






25. The subject of the story - the central character whom the audience will follow as they attempt to achieve their goal






26. Responsible for the proper use and actual placement of the microphones for optimal quality






27. The measurement of acceptable diameter which creates the appearance of focus






28. Often used as a guide for framing human subjects and for composition in general. The frame is divided into thirds with imaginary lines along the horizontal and vertical axes and then place significant objects - focus points - and elements of intere






29. Sound that includes both room acoustics and background noise






30. The recording of sync dialogue in a studio in cases where the production sound is not usable






31. Adjusting the optical center back toward the focal plane causing the image to become more wide-angle






32. Adjusting the optical center back toward the focal plane causing the image to become more wide-angle






33. The look of the environment in which your scenes take place - and the choice and design of the objects and costumes employed in the film have a profound impact on the tone - the characterizations - and the meaning of your movie.






34. A shot in which the subject looks directly at the camera






35. A type of location sound that isn't recorded simultaneously with the picture. Two types are Ambient Sound and Location Sound.






36. Removing extraneous time and territory






37. Deciding where you want to shoot (the look - the access - the logistics - the sound - and securing it)






38. Standard calling card. 8x10 photograph on one side and a resume on the other.






39. Form used in film production to keep track of all the mise-en-sc






40. Sound bouncing off surfaces. Results in a booming or echo-y sound as the signal duplicates itself over and over again which is refereed to as 'acoustically live.'






41. Shots that don't require any actors to be present like landscapes - location-establishing shots - and shots of objects and cutaways






42. To alternate between two or more scenes when editing a sequence






43. Narrative technique that involves intercutting between two or more separate areas of action in such a way that the viewer assumes the scenes are occurring simulataneously






44. List of all the shots that make up the film in the order in which they will be shot






45. Form used in film production to keep track of all the mise-en-sc






46. The physical placement of the camera on the set necessary to get each shot in your shooting script






47. Hands-on lighting person who implements the lighting designs of the Director of Photography. In charge of setup and proper functioning of the lights.






48. Sheets for each shooting day; they detail what portion of the script is being shot on a specific day - who needs to be on the set - when they need to be there - and how to get to the set.






49. Camera and lens expert. They are responsible for the proper functioning of the camera - which includes setting it up - cleaning the gate - checking and pulling focus - and selecting filters and lenses. They know precise details about what various






50. Drawings of shots - arranged on paper in the order they appear in a sequence