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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 responsible for the audio/sound quality on the production and related equipment






2. Process of cutting between cameras






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






4. 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






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






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






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






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






9. 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






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






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






12. The portion of a program that you can hear






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






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






15. The portion of the program that you can see






16. 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.






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






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. 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






20. A signal that implies something specific is to happen






21. The general aesthetics of the show






22. Process of cutting between cameras






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






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






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






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






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






29. 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.






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






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






32. 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






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






34. The actual shooting of the program






35. The portion of the program that you can see






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






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






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






39. 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






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






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






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






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






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






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






46. 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






47. 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






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






49. 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






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