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






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






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






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






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






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






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






8. 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






9. The actual shooting of the program






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






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






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






13. 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






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






15. 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






16. The portion of the program that you can see






17. The general aesthetics of the show






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






19. 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






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






21. The portion of a program that you can hear






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






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






24. 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






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






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






27. The actual shooting of the program






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






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






30. 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






31. 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






32. A signal that implies something specific is to happen






33. 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






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






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






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






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






39. The general aesthetics of the show






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






50. 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.