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" Grip "
A grip is a person who works on set with all of the camera support equipment. They organise camera mounts when the director wants the camera on the side of a moving car, they move dollies, cranes, lay tracks and generally make it possible for the director to put the camera in more places than just on a tripod. A Key Grip is the person in charge, and reports directly to the Director of Photography.
This term is used to refer to the process of marking a new object, say, a mailbox, look older; giving it a used look, such as old clothes, signs, and so forth.
Usually an eighth apple box with a baby plate nailed onto it, for placing a lamp at low angles.Also called a skid plate.
Used to flag off or block unwanted light from the bottom of a light source.Also called a bottom shelf.
When a limb or branch from a tree is placed in front of a light to cause a pattern.
Assorted nets, silks, solids, and grifflons used for light control usually 5ft. X 5ft. Or 6ft. X 6ft. frame sizes, but this only a general statement. Commonly a 12ft. X 12ft. Or 20ft. X 20ft. is called a butterfly kit (they should be called an overhead kit). The term butterfly now generally means a kit containing one single, one double, one silk, one solid, one frame, and one grifflon.
To the left of what the camera sees.
To the right of what thr camera sees.
A cucoloris made of wire mesh material used to give a pattern of bright and darker spots when used in front of a light.
Avoiding an object for a better shot.
The same thing as a condor, which is listed below.
A machine with a telescoping arm on it. The arm will also boom up0, down, left, or right. Used a lot for lighting platforms. Also called a cherry picker.
A flag set for the director, DP, talent, agency, or anyone who needs shading.
This is when you tent a window or doorway to make it night during the day.
This term is used when setting a flag in front of a light to cut or remove the light from an object. A hard or sharp cut creates a hard shadow, close to the object. A soft cut is where you hold the flag or scrim closer to light source to produce a softer shadow.
Director of photography.
A flag up on the side of a light to block light. Also called a sider.
When a flag is set in front of a light source and you get closer to or further from the source with the flag. The shadow on the surface of an object used as a wall, for example, will feather, soften, or harden.
This is a term meaning to add a little light to the underlit side of an object.
When a light shines into the camera lens it will flair or cause a glare to form on the film.
Spreads light to overall subject.
An object is being raced for and returned to the set in record time.
Freebie-psa (public service announcement):
A film project for which the crew usually will receive no pay. (Its a way to give something back to the industry for being so good to you.)
Duct tape. Also called grip tape or cloth tape.
A short C-stand.
Usually a transparent cellophane material used for changing the color of a light, either for visual effect or correct film exposure.
A grip head or C-stand head used as a clamping device for holding equipment.
A C-stand head, also called a gobo head, used as a clamping device.
Duct tape. Also called gaffers tape or cloth tape.
The absolutely perfect product or item to be filmed, such as perfectpizza, perfect candy bar, perfect cornflake, and so forth.
Same as lost it, no longer there, gone, just a memory.
Dont move anything. More filming to be done.
This term is used when an object has shine on it or a shine is to be redirected on it from another object. A kick is sort of like a reflection.
Legal milk crate
Not stolen from a store, but rented or bought outright.
We use this plastic sheet material that comes ia a 4 ft. x 8 ft. sheet by many different thicknesses, some 1/8 in., ¼ in., ½ in., 1 in., and so on for bulletproofing, well not really. It is used to protect the camera and personnel from explosions. It is optically clear and highly recommended.
Remove it from the set, or from the surrounding area. It is no longer needed.
A short move on the dolly.
The boards that hold each pane of class in and give you a French window effect.
This is a term that means that no sound is recorded during the take.
The shadow of the microphone.
A black surface used to remove unwanted light close to the actor.
Using scrims (nonelectrical dimmers) to reduce the light on an abject in small amounts.
This scene is over, and we are starting on a new setup.
A breakdown of the script that will inform the crew what scenes will be shot that day. It will have the scene number and a bit of the story line or action that will occur.
Camera operator. Can also be the director of photography, but it does not have to be.
Usually means a kit of a 12ft. x 12ft. or 20ft x 20ft set of one single, one double, one silk, one solid, one frame, and one grifflon. Commonly referred ta as a butterfly kit, although overhead kit is more descriptive.
Rotate camera left or right.
The video recording of the scene just shot.
Point of view. What a persons sees.
To prepare for a job. Example: to check out the equipment or camera, to ensure that they are in good working order for the job that you are going to begin.
Any one of the following is referred to as a rag only because it does not usually have a permanent frame affixed to it: muslin (bleached or unbleached), nets (single or double), silk, solid or grifflon.
A knife to cut the rope.
To go to different places, or locations, to check out an area.
Scrims are not only made from net material they can be made from wire mesh that fits right in front of a light.
The person who will decorate the set with the right objects for the story line. This will make a scene look real to the viewing audiance.
A flag up on the side of light to block light. Also called an ear.
Usually an eighth apple box with a baby plate on it, used for setting lamps at low angles. Also called a beaver board.
A gentle , pleasing light.
Electrician. Also called a juicer.
When you set a light or you are using the natural sunlight, you will be directing the light onto an object, and you will allow the light to spill or leak off the one object onto something else.
Direct all light to one point on subject:
When a scene is shot.
To reduce the light on an object by use of nets, scims, dimmers, or wasting light.
Used to cut light, like a flag.
To rotate camera up or down.
Used to flag off or block unwanted light from the top of a light source. Also called a top shelf.
A triangle metal structure used for hanging lights on and to span a large area. Sometimes called rock and roll truss.
To crop the top of an actors head with either a shadow or through the lens.
When you shine all the light on an object then slowly turn the light so that some of the light will miss or fall off the object.
When an object, such as a flag, is set in front of a light then moved away or closer in a semicircular motion.
To put away all equipment or quit for the night. Go home.
A compromise approach to COMPONENT VIDEO which does not separate RGB information, but does separate luminance and CHROMINANCE signals. Used in HI 8, S-VHS, and SP formats.
See CD STANDARDS.
One of several systems for quantifying color values in print and electronic media. See COLOR SYSTEMS
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