Movie Terminology Glossary: I

Independent Film

AKA: Indie
A movie not produced by a major studio.

Ingenue

A young actress. Also, a type of role played by a young actress, generally implying a young, fresh-faced, naive character. studio.

Ink

Verb: to sign a contract. Noun: press coverage.

Inning

A period of time.

Insert

A close-up shot of an object, often produced by the second unit. The term probably came about to reflect the fact that this shot will be "inserted" into the final version of the movie during editing.

Intended Ratio

AKA: Original aspect ratio
The aspect ratio in which a film was created and the creators intended it to be shown.

Interior

AKA: INT
Used in a slug line, indicates that the scene occurs indoors.

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts

AKA: I.A.T.S.E., IATSE
WWW: http://www.iatse.com/

Intertitles

A title card appearing intercut with a scene. Contrast with subtitles. Commonly used with silent films.

On the web: List of silent titles at the IMDb.