Movie Terminology Glossary: E
print to allow easy identification of frames.
Reconstructing the sequence of events in a movie. See also AVID, editor.
editing (in consultation with the director) on a movie. This term usually refers to someone who does visual editing. See also Motion Picture Editors Guild.
film stock that is typically used by the second unit to generate computerized composites. Effects stock usually has finer film grain, and is usually rated several stops lower than standard stock.
lighting) for productions.
grip in charge of and familiar with the electrical equipment on the set.
On the web: List of epic movies at the IMDb.
A trade union for actors. In the UK, an actor must belong to Equity before being allowed to perform in any "legitimate" theater or film. Similar organizations exist in other countries but because other organizations often exist membership isn't as essential.
On the web: BAEA Official Home Page
A producer who is not involved in any technical aspects of the filmmaking process, but who is still responsible for the overall production. Typically an executive producer handles business and legal issues. See also associate producer, co-producer, line producer.
Used in a slug line, indicates that the scene occurs outdoors.
scene. Extras are often recruited from wherever they are available. Contrast with non-speaking role.
A shot in which the subject is much larger than the frame. Provides more detail than a close-up. The abbreviation is often used in a slug line.
visual effects to make sure an actor is looking at the "face" of the character/creature to be inserted later. One approach, used on Stuart Little (1999), is to sync a laser to the camera so that it is on only when the shutter is closed, and makes a dot where the creature's eyes would be. More commonly, a grip holds a target on a pole.