Film Term of the Week
Visual Effects Creative Director 1. The VFX Creative Director is a position common in films, television programs and computer games using a large amount of visual effects.
Fan Film 1. A fan film is a film or video inspired by a film, television program, comic book or a similar source, created by fans rather than by the source’s copyright holders or creators. Fan filmmakers have traditionally been amateurs, but
Film Loader 1. The Loader transfers motion picture film from the manufacturer’s light-tight canisters to the camera magazines for attachment to the camera by the 2nd AC. After exposure during filming, the Loader then removes the film from the magazines and places it back into the light-tight cans for transport
Location Production Assistant 1. This position exists generally on larger budget productions. The Locations PA is the assistant who is almost never on-set, but instead
Location Assistant 1. Hired by the Location Manager to be on-set before, during, and after the filming process. General responsibilities include arriving first at the location to allow the Set Dressers into the set for preparation; maintaining the cleanliness of the location areas during filming; fielding complaints from
Mise en scène 1. Refers to what is colloquially known as “the Set,” but is applied more generally to refer to everything that is presented before the camera to produce intended effects, as opposed to editing (which takes place afterwards). Literally, the “putting-in-the-scene”