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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. The portion of the program that you can see






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. 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






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






5. 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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






18. 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.






19. The actual shooting of the program






20. The portion of a program that you can hear






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






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






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






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






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






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






27. 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.






28. The portion of the program that you can see






29. 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






30. A signal that implies something specific is to happen






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






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






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






34. 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






35. 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






36. 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






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






38. The general aesthetics of the show






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






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






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






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






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






44. 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






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






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






47. 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.






48. The actual shooting of the program






49. The general aesthetics of the show






50. The portion of a program that you can hear