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Words to Live by: Terms and Jargon

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  • art director
  • auditions
  • auteur theory
  • background (talent)/extras
  • backlit
  • balanced audio connection
  • best boy
  • blade tool
  • body mic
  • boom/boom pole
  • boom operator
  • blown out
  • bounce board
  • callbacks
  • cast
  • casting
  • casting breakdown
  • casting director
  • China ball
  • cinematographer/director of photography
  • cinematography
  • condenser
  • costume designer
  • duplex cable
  • dynamic microphone
  • edit point
  • extract/ripple delete
  • fill lights
  • filters
  • fishpole
  • foamcore
  • footcandles
  • frames per second
  • gels
  • handheld microphone
  • high frame rate (HFR)
  • high key lighting
  • hypercardioid
  • improvisations
  • in-point/B-side/start/head
  • incident meters
  • J-cuts/L-cuts
  • juxtaposed
  • key light
  • Kuleshov effect
  • lavalier
  • lift
  • light meters
  • low key lighting
  • mini connectors
  • mini phone connector
  • mini TRS connector
  • monologues
  • montage
  • on-camera mic
  • out-point/A-side/end/tail
  • over/under method
  • phantom power (48v)
  • pickup pattern/polar pattern
  • practical light sources/practicals
  • production designer
  • public address systems
  • radio edit
  • receiver
  • reflectance meters
  • roll edit/dual-roller trim
  • scrims
  • set decorator
  • set piece
  • shock mounts
  • shotgun microphone
  • sides
  • slide trim
  • slip trim
  • source music
  • split edit
  • studio lighting
  • total running time
  • transmitter
  • trimming
  • TRRS connector
  • unbalanced audio connections
  • unidirectional
  • walla
  • XLR connectors
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