reel

February 23, 2012

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A strip of film (tape) wound on a metal wheel. The wheel usually contains 15 to 20 minutes of film material. Advertisements

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modeler

February 23, 2012

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Responsible for developing 3D objects in computer graphic software.

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weenie

February 23, 2012

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See: MacGuffin

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MacGuffin

February 23, 2012

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An idea described by Alfred Hitchcock. It represents an artefact (person, item, piece of information) of crucial importance for the plot, however unknown to the audience. The audience doesn’t have to know the MacGuffin to enjoy and fully understand the film as the MacGuffin does not influence the main plot. It is mainly meant to […]

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best boy

February 22, 2012

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director's chair - black

The right hand to the Key Grip or the Gaffer (depending whether in the grip or electrical department).

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atmosphere

February 22, 2012

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Extras, background actors.

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typecasting

February 22, 2012

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The process in which an actor becomes identified with a specific types of characters or even a single character. (e.g. Adam Sandler’s comedy performances)

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