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recurring status

February 22, 2012

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(USA, Soap opera) Describes the status of a performer who has less than 3 episodes per week on a regular basis. In such a case the performer does not have a regular contract which saves money for the producer. Advertisements

reality film

February 10, 2012

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A genre developed from reality TV. Not to be confused with documentary. In reality film predefined events are staged with non-pro actors and filmed with simple equipment. Therefore it is a low-budget genre. Examples: Jackass The Movie, The Real Cancun, Bikini Beach Precursor: Chelsea Girls (1966, dir. Andy Warhol) more about this one on Wikipedia […]

public-access TV

February 10, 2012

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Non-commercial mass media based on TV content created by ordinary people and cablecast through cable TV specialty channels. (USA)

newsreel

February 10, 2012

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Short documentary form popular in the first half of the 20th century. Released as part of cinematic shows was a source of news and entertainment until TV took its place. Nowadays newsreel materials exist as important historical evidence and a huge source of valuable archival footage.

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.

dialogue editor

February 4, 2012

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Responsible for gathering, synchronising and editing of all dialogue in a film or a TV production. Uses tracks recorded on set or other recordings.

culture note

February 4, 2012

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On TV, multimedia and sometimes film content a pop-up that explains a cultural element that may not be understood by the target audience.