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Words Related to Cinema and Theater - Film Production

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Words Related to Cinema and Theater
take
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the act of recording a movie scene or part of a scene without interruption
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stunt
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a dangerous and difficult action that shows great skill and is done to entertain people, typically as part of a movie
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storyboarding
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the process of creating a set of pictures or drawings depicting the outline of the plot of a movie, TV series, etc.
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storyboard
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a set of pictures or drawings depicting the outline of the plot of a movie, TV series, etc.
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shooting
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the action or process of recording the scenes of a motion picture or taking a photograph
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shot
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an independent sequence of a motion picture or TV program that is recorded by one camera without any interruption
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sequence
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a set of shots in a motion picture that are marked by a unity of time or location, creating a particular narrative unit
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rough cut
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the first version of editing a movie, after different scenes are assembled
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outtake
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a piece of raw footage that is recorded but is not used in the final edited version of a movie, TV program, etc.
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cinematography
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the art and methods of film-making, especially the photographic aspect and camerawork
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continuity
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the organization of a movie or TV show in a way that the actions and details are consistent in a series of following scenes
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set piece
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a set of scenes in a motion picture, novel, etc. that could be regarded independently and are very elaborate or complex
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one-shot film
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a type of film that is shot in one long take without any cuts or editing, providing a continuous, uninterrupted view of the action
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color grading
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the process of adjusting and enhancing colors and tonality to achieve a desired visual style in film, television, and photography
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location scouting
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the process of selecting appropriate filming locations for a production, based on factors such as lighting, accessibility, safety, and availability
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green light
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approval to begin a project
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shooting schedule
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a detailed plan that outlines the order in which scenes will be filmed, the locations, the actors, and the necessary crew and equipment for each day of production
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principal photography
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the main phase of film production when the majority of the film's scenes are shot with the main actors and locations
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dressing
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the process of preparing a film set by adding and arranging props, set decorations, and other visual elements to enhance the realism and authenticity of the scene
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lighting
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the use of various equipment and techniques to illuminate the actors and environment in a way that enhances the mood, atmosphere, and visual style of the film
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daily call sheet
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a document used in film and television production that outlines the shooting schedule, cast and crew call times, locations, and other important details for a specific day's shoot
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35mm film
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a motion picture film format with a 35 mm width that has been widely used in both professional and amateur filmmaking for its high-quality images and aesthetic options
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film colorization
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the process of adding color to black-and-white films, either manually or through digital technology, to create a color version of the original film
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spotting
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the process of identifying specific points in a visual or audio work where sound effects or music should be added or modified to enhance the emotional impact or narrative flow
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four walls
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a shooting location that has four actual walls, typically a room or an enclosed space, that can be used to create a sense of confinement or intimacy in the scene
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film treatment
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a brief written summary of a proposed movie idea, outlining the story, characters, themes, and tone of the film, intended to serve as a starting point for further development of the screenplay
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digital cinematography
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the process of capturing and recording motion pictures using digital technology, rather than traditional celluloid film, for production, distribution, and exhibition
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30-degree rule
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a guideline in filmmaking that recommends changing the camera angle by at least 30 degrees between shots to avoid a jarring effect on the viewer
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180-degree rule
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a guideline in filmmaking that recommends not crossing an imaginary line between two characters to maintain visual continuity and avoid disorienting the viewer
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Kino-eye
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a documentary filmmaking style that seeks to capture reality through unobtrusive and objective observation
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money shot
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any scene or moment in a film or video that is deemed to be particularly memorable or impressive, often in terms of visual impact or emotional intensity
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location
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a place outside a studio where scenes of a movie or TV program are filmed
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studio
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a place where motion pictures are produced
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cut
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(movie) the instantaneous transition of the scenes of a motion picture
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dubbing
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the process of replacing original recorded dialogue or sound with a new version, usually in a different language or for technical reasons, in film and video production
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foley
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the art of creating and recording sound effects in a studio setting to be added to a film or video during post-production, typically using objects and materials to simulate real-life sounds
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telecine
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the process of transferring motion picture film into a video format using specialized telecine machines
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negative cutting
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a film post-production process where the original camera negative is physically cut and assembled to create a new negative that matches the final edit, used to create the release prints for distribution
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direction
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the act of supervising the cast and crew and giving them instructions in the production of a motion picture, play, etc.
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fade-in
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a moviemaking or broadcasting technique in which the sound and image is made to disappear gradually
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fade-out
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a moviemaking or broadcasting technique in which the sound and image is made to appear gradually
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flashforward
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an instance of showing a scene or event that will happen later in a movie, TV episode, etc. interrupting the chronological order of the plot
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footage
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the raw material that is filmed by a video or movie camera
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frame
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one of a series of photographs forming a movie or video
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freeze-frame
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the act of stopping a movie or video to look at a particular frame
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darkroom
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a room that is lit in a specific way in order to develop a photograph
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film stock
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the type of film used in still photography or filmmaking, such as 35mm, 16mm, or 8mm
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8mm film
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a motion picture film format in which the film strip is eight millimeters wide
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16mm film
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a motion picture film format that has a width of 16 millimeters
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A-roll
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the primary footage that contains the main content of the story, typically featuring interviews or other key subjects speaking on camera
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B-roll
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the supplementary footage that is used in a film or video production, often intercut with the main footage to provide context or visual interest
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backlot
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an outdoor area in a movie studio, where large exterior sets are constructed and some scenes are shot
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digital negative
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a digital image file that contains all of the information captured by a digital camera's sensor, which can be used to produce a high-quality print
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screenplay
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the script and written instructions used in producing a motion picture
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film gauge
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the width or size of film stock used in filmmaking
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shooting script
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a detailed version of a screenplay used during the production of a film or TV show, which includes specific camera angles, blocking, and other technical details
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post-production
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the stage in filmmaking that involves editing, adding special effects, and other activities that occur after principal photography is completed
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pre-production
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the work that is done prior to the production of a motion picture, TV program, etc.
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scenario
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a written description of the characters, events or settings in a movie or play
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camerawork
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the style in which a movie is shot
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cutting room
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a place in a film or video production where the editing of the footage takes place
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previsualization
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the process of creating a preliminary visualization of a film, TV show, or other production before it is filmed or animated
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frames per second
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the unit of measuring the rate of frames that appear on a display
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scriptment
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a written document that is longer than a traditional film treatment but shorter than a full screenplay
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