Movie Terminology Glossary: O
off-line work, completing preliminary editing done in a lower-cost editing facility, to prepare a list of edits for the final, or on-line editor.
on-line work, who completes the final editing and preparation for distribution of film, with edits often from a list of changes created by the off-line editor.
The time at which a movie is first released in theatres. Movies will often open at different times in different countries/regions.
released in each country, its success is often measured in terms of its gross for the first weekend it opened. A disproportionate number of people usually see a movie on its opening weekend so box-office numbers are a good guide as to whether the movie will be a hit or not.
A laboratory machine for combining the images of one or more reels of film through photographic techniques. Contrast with digital compositing.
composite print in which the soundtrack is recorded via the varying width of a transparent track which runs beside the sequence of frames on a print. See also advance.
To buy the exclusive rights to a script, within a specified time at a set price, effectively guaranteeing that during the indicated time period, the writer will not share the idea with anyone else.
An adaptation of the score for all instruments in an orchestra.
WWW: http://www.catholic.org/orgs/ocic/ Since 1935 OCIC has been officially recognised by the Holy See as the official organization of the Catholic Church in the field of cinema.
The term "Oscar" was coined by an anonymous person who remarked that the statue looked like their Uncle Oscar.
A take of a scene not used in a movie. In some movies, out-takes are shown under the closing credits.
frame rate of a camera up, so that when the captured pictures are played at the normal frame rate the action appears to be in slow motion. Historically, cameras were operated by turning a crank at a constant, required speed; hence "overcranking" refers to turning the crank too quickly. See also undercranking, frames per second, judder.