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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 signal that implies something specific is to happen






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






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 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






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






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






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






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






9. A signal that implies something specific is to happen






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






11. 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.






12. 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






13. Process of cutting between cameras






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






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






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






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






18. 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






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






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






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






22. The portion of a program that you can hear






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






24. 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






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






26. The portion of a program that you can hear






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






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






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






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






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. Process of cutting between cameras






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






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






36. 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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






49. The actual shooting of the program






50. 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.