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






2. 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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






13. 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






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






15. A signal that implies something specific is to happen






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






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






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






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






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






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






22. Process of cutting between cameras






23. 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






24. 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






25. 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






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






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






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






29. The portion of the program that you can see






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






31. 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.






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






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






34. The portion of a program that you can hear






35. 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






36. 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.






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






38. 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.






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






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






41. The actual shooting of the program






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






43. 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






44. The general aesthetics of the show






45. The portion of the program that you can see






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






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






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






49. The actual shooting of the program






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