a cell-phone is used in a movie that takes place
in the middle-ages.
someone is talking but his/hers lips aren't
moving, or someone plays the guitarr and the
sound is of bongo-drums.
someone is wearing pants, but in the next shot
the pants are gone and then back again in the
Crew / equipment visible:
E.g: the camera man stands infront
of a mirror and the mike man drops the boom mike
infront of the camera.
Error in geography:
E.g: someone is said to be in New Zealand and
the statue of liberty is
seen in the background.
someone states seriously that the world is
flat, when it in fact is round.
plot doesn't make sense.
someone hits a knife in another persons back
and the knife bends.
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Mike - A long pole with a microphone
on the end. The boom is extended out near
the actors. Ideally, the microphone at the
end should be placed in the camera's safe
area. Person in charge: boom operator.
The uninterrupted progress of related shots
and scenes. The appearance of performers, costumes
and backgrounds must match exactly from one
shot to the next so that the illusion of sequential
filming is maintained. Person in charge: script
A small yet significant part within a film, oftentimes
played by a famous actor. Cameos are not to be
confused with walk-ons, which are brief appearances
by someone famous.
Stand - A stand used to hold lighting
fixtures, scrims, and flags in place during
the production of film and tape.
Tracks - A set of tracks upon which
a camera can be moved.
When the light source (e.g the sun) is pointed
directly at the camera, the optics of the lens
often produce in the image a haze, glow or
aura known as flare.
Anything an actor touches or uses on the set;
e.g. phones, guns, cutlery, etc. Movie animals
and all food styling (food seen or eaten on set/screen)
also fall into this domain.
shot - A close shot of a person/persons
reacting to something that is said or done
off the scene or in a previous shot. A reaction
shot may be used as a standard continue device,
such as cutting from one player speaking
to another who is reacting to his words,
or as a cutaway device, such as cutting away
from the main action in a boxing ring to
the reaction of a spectator in the audience,
then returning to the main action.
A series of shots that take place in a single
location and that deal with a single action.
The end of a scene is typically marked by a
change in location, style or time.
Shot - A single
continuous take, filmed in a single session from
one camera setup
ECU - Extreme close-up
MCU - Medium close-up
MS - Medium shot
LMS - Long medium
FS - Full shot
LS - Long shot
ELS - Extreme long