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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 is in charge of the creative aspects of the program and interacts with the entire staff






2. The portion of the program that you can see






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






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






5. The general aesthetics of the show






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






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






8. A signal that implies something specific is to happen






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






10. Process of cutting between cameras






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






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






13. 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






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






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






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. 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






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






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






20. 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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






29. The general aesthetics of the show






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






38. 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






39. Process of cutting between cameras






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






41. 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






42. 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






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






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 actual shooting of the program






46. The portion of the program that you can see






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






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






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






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