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A general term to describe the left or right movement mainly of the camera but also when positioning lights and other equipment.
A new company formed by the merger between ‘A.F.M’ and Panavision owned ‘Lee Lighting’.
A sealed beam light containing a parabolic reflector with a colour temperature that is close to photographic daylight.
A pitch is a focused, summarised, verbal version of your film in one or two paragraphs deliverd with eloquence, passion and a belief that this film will be the best thing since sliced bread. Try to avoid sweaty, gulping desperation when delivering yours.
Here’s an example:
“Seven genetically-mutated Orang-utang, (that’s “old men of the forest” to the less anthropologically endowed amongst us), make up the galaxy’s top elite squad of soldiers. (Think Dirty half-dozen, Magnificent seven etc.) They go around solving crimes, battling evil, helping little old ladies, saving planets etc.
The Seven all have different skills and abilities:
- The leader, he’s called Chris, he’s bald, wears black, good at counting,.
- An explosives expert, comes with hard hat, toothy grin.
- A computer geek,
- One is a language expert, good listener, that sort of thing.
- Another one can drive any vehicle in the universe,
- One does karate, good with a knife, (..he also cooks!)
- and finally, the last one is a charmer, very good with the ladies.
It’s called “Simian Fist! “ This is what the public want, I truly believe that. Yeah, monkeys in space! Oh, they did that already? Alright then i have this other idea, it’s about a serial killer….wait..you don’t have to call security……please, I have a weak heart!”
The sequence of events within a story taking you from start to finish whilst building momentum along the way.
A filter that blocks light form certain angles, eliminating glare.
Camera as the eyes of a character, communicating a subjective position.
Lights that appear in the scene. Example: table and bedside lamps are practicals.
The period when the majority of the film’s shooting takes place. Refers also to the main body of shooting.
The main character in a script or story.
Changing the focus during a shot. Usually done whilst following a subject getting nearer or further away from the camera.
Quartz glass made to resist the high temperatures.