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






2. The general aesthetics of the show






3. 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






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






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






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






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






8. The portion of a program that you can hear






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






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






11. The actual shooting of the program






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






13. 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






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






15. Process of cutting between cameras






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






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






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






19. A signal that implies something specific is to happen






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






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






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






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






24. The actual shooting of the program






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






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






27. 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






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






29. The portion of the program that you can see






30. 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.






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






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






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






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






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






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






37. 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






38. The general aesthetics of the show






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






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






41. 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.






42. Process of cutting between cameras






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






44. 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.






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






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






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






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






49. 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.






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