A to Z Guide to Film Terms

By Tim Moshansky

  • Release Date : 2011-08-17
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • FIle Size : 1.15 MB


A to Z Guide to Film Terms An insider's guide to the terms and phrases used by the people who make movies and tv shows. If you want to work in the "biz," or just enjoy movies and how they are made, then this book is for you.

Initally released in 1995, the print edition has sold over 20,000 copies. Written by location scout Tim Moshansky, this book contains terms spoken on film sets by actual crews. A must for film buffs!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in the movie industry? Do you watch the credits for a film and wonder what a grip or a gaffer is or what they do? Do you want to learn the behind-the-scenes lingo used by the cast and crew?

With the A to Z Guide to Film Terms, you’re sure to be talking like Steven Spielberg in a hurry.

Learn strange sounding terms and phrases such as:

“Gaffer” (the person in charge of the lighting and electrics crew) “Honeywagons” (the washroom trailers)
“Jack Lord” (50mm lens)
“Magic Hour” (that golden time just before the sun sets)
“Martini Shot” (the last shot of the day)