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legal brief

February 10, 2012

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Document presenting all potential legal problems of a proposed film project.

lav

February 9, 2012

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See: lavelier microphone

lapel mic

February 9, 2012

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See: lavelier microphone

lavalier microphone

February 9, 2012

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A lavalier microphone or lavalier small for TV, public speaking, theatre etc. It provides hand-free operations. Can be attached to collars, ties etc. thanks to special clips.

lost film

February 8, 2012

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If all copies of a film (tape, digital, archival…) have been lost, it is a lost film.

lead man

February 5, 2012

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Foreman of the set crew. Assists the set decorator.

legal counsellor

February 4, 2012

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Negotiates contracts with talent, takes care of rights clearance, co-operates in negotiating financing contracts (subventions, tax credits etc.) and other legal paperwork that might be needed (e.g. immigration).

location scout

February 4, 2012

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Researcher in the locations department. Looks for locations, visits them, documents them (photos).

location manager

February 4, 2012

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Manages all staff of the locations department. Usually reports directly to the production manager and the 1st AD. He or she is responsible for final clearing each location needed for a film; co-operates with the production staff in order to consult and accept location fees.

line producer

February 4, 2012

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A line producer is the key manager during the daily operations of a motion picture production. Positioned between the producer (or studio) and the production manager. The line producer does not have direct influence on the creative side of a film project, yet he or she is supposed to support the director. The line producer […]

lens

January 30, 2012

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A piece of glass with curved sides that gathers and focuses rays of light. Used in photography (so in cinematography). Lenses of different sizes and features give images of different visual qualities.

live action

January 25, 2012

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Not animation.

literary supervisor

January 25, 2012

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The supervisor of script development. May be a regular employee of the production company or a funding institution, or a person hired just for one project. In some cases (state funding) may be required for young writers.

loader

January 25, 2012

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The person working on set, responsible for loading the camera with tape (only for tape cameras).

library

January 25, 2012

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A library in film production usually relates to a source of archival footage, stock footage etc. Unless of course it refers to a normal library.

letter of intent

January 25, 2012

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A document that confirms the existence of a preliminary agreement between two or more parties before the agreement is finalised. In film production it is often a document required by funding institutions – distributor’s letter of intent, other funders’ letter of intent, co-producers’ letter of intent.

LGBT(Q) cinema

January 25, 2012

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Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (Queer) cinema – that is film that tackle the issues of LGBT(Q) – leading characters, main plot, sex scenes etc. Here is a list of LGBT related films of Wikipedia.

lessee

January 25, 2012

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In leasing transactions: the entity that receives the right to hold and use leased property (in film mostly equipment) from a lessor in exchange for a a certain payment.

lavender net

January 25, 2012

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A delicate net (grip equipment) that reduces light (reduction by around 15%).Very fragile. It is useful as the reduction of light does not affect light quality. The name comes from the color (blue or purple) that usually covers its handle and edges. sources used: The Grip Book, Michael Uva http://www.cinemagadgets.com