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February 23, 2012


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

recurring status

February 22, 2012


(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.

reality film

February 10, 2012


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 […]

rights bible

February 10, 2012


A binder containing all of the legal documentation confirming the producer’s rights to use all archival materials, interviews etc. included in a documentary film or program. May be required by the broadcaster together with the film (and sometimes documentation of all facts given in the film). Related: errors and omissions insurance

30 degree rule

February 4, 2012


Editing guideline according to which the camera should move at least 30° between 2 subsequent shots of the same subject.


February 3, 2012


At first – documentaries depicting rock’n’roll stars. Now – also concert films with rock music.

shooting ratio

February 2, 2012


The ratio between the duration of all footage shot and the duration of the final product. A 25 minute film with 50 minutes of footage has a ratio of 2:1. Shooting ratio is very important when shooting on film stock, due to the high price of film stock. It is much cheaper on video tape […]