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off-book

February 23, 2012

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An actor (actress) is off-book when he (she) has learned all his lines by heart. He (she) doesn’t need the script any more.

vox pop

February 10, 2012

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A man-on-the-street interview. Usually when a random person is asked to express his or her opinion on a question asked by the filmmakers. Very popular on TV as a form of tackling controversial issues, decisions, events etc.

lapel mic

February 9, 2012

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See: lavelier microphone

bin ends

February 4, 2012

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See: cutting room floor

cutting room floor

February 4, 2012

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Unused footage. The term comes from the look of the floor in the cutting room where unused footage used to be stored, cut and numbered, so that it could be found if needed. Many actors take part in a film, many sub-plots are show, and then can only be found on the cutting room floor […]

black hat

February 4, 2012

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The villain or bad guy. Derives from western movies where villains often wore black hats. Also: orthodox Jew.

half apple

January 31, 2012

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Half-sized apple (box).