Film production

3D LUT, stands for 3D LookUp Table. In film industry, it is used to match video monitor, or projector to the final film print. A 3D LUT is defined as a 3D Lattice deformer, which deforms 3D RGB color cube. Often 17x17x17 cubes are used as 3D LUTs. Most of the time RGB 10bit/component log images are used as the input for 3D LUTs. An interpolation engine is needed for calculating the values, which are between vertices, defined by the 3D LUT cube. Current products utilize trilinear interpolation for calculating these values. 3D LUT"

Adventures in the Screen Trade is a book about Hollywood written in 1983 by American novelist and screenwriter William Goldman. Adventures in the Screen Trade"

The term apple box, or apple crate, is used in the production of film or photography to indicate a mobile box or platform sturdy enough to support weight. The generally accepted dimensions for an apple box are 12" × 8" × 20", though they may vary by three to five inches in any direction. Any insignificant deviation in size does not disclude an object from being an apple box, though significantly smaller or larger items may be termed a "half-apple," "quarter-apple" or sometimes "double apple." An "eighth-apple" is sometimes called a pancake or a lift. Apple box"

A backlot is an area behind or adjoining a movie studio with permanent exterior sets for outdoor scenes in motion picture and/or television productions. Backlot"

The process of breaking down the script occurs after the producer reads through the screenplay once. Then he or she goes back and marks certain elements that need to be taken care of before production, or even pre-production can begin. Breaking down the script"

A cameo role or cameo appearance is a brief and uncredited appearance in a play, or by extension, in works in other performing arts such as films and television. Such a role need not be played by an actor: short appearances by film directors, politicians, athletes, and other celebrities are not unusual. Cameo appearance"

A camera dolly is a specialized piece of film equipment that looks like a little car. The camera is mounted to the dolly and the camera operator and camera assistant usually ride on it to operate the camera. The dolly is operated by a dolly grip who is a dedicated technician trained in its use. The camera dolly may be used as a shooting platform on any surface, but is often raised onto track, to create smooth tracking shots on horizontal axis. Additionally, the dolly usually has a hydraulic arm that raises and lowers the camera on the vertical axis. When a dolly grip operates a dolly on both axiis simultaneously, this is known as a compound move. The skillful use of a dolly shot is a highly sought after talent that often leads to a long and fulfilling career working closely with a director of photography. Camera dolly"

In motion picture and videotape production, a clapboard or clapperboard is a device used to synchronize picture and sound; additionally the clapboard is used to designate and mark particular scenes and takes recorded during a production. Clapperboard"

Closing credits, in a television program or motion picture, come at the end of a show and list all the cast and crew involved in the production. They are usually shown on the screen in small characters, which either flip very quickly from page to page, or crawl from bottom to top of the screen. Closing credits"

Colour-separation overlay is the collective technical term for what is commonly called chroma keying. Colour-separation overlay"

Comic Book feel is a term used in movie and film productions. it is an inaccurate term (considering the broad range of comic books) to describe a specific aesthetic, specifically that of American Superhero comic books in the 1960s and 1970s, which, due to limited colour production capabilities, had simple, bright, and stark colour schemes that, while impressive on page, would not translate well into real life. Comic book feel"

Craft service refer to janitorial and other services for the various crafts (i.e., the cast and the rest of the crew) on film, television or video production. Craft service is sometimes used to mean the craft service table, i.e., a table of snack food for the craft workers but also consumed by cast and others who walk by. Sometimes this is misinterpreted as a table provided by craft service leading to the belief that craft service is the provider of food. The provider of food on a set is the caterer. Craft service"

(Cues) A cue is the trigger for an action to be carried out at a specific time. It is generally associated with theatre and the film industry. They can be necessary for a lighting change or effect, a sound effect, or some sort of stage or set movement/change. Cues"

A daily editor log is maintained by the script supervisor during the production of a motion picture, or television show. The form is used to compile the beginning and ending mark of each shot. During post-production, the editor uses the log in order to find the shots needed for editing. Daily editor log"

In film, "daily rushes" (or simply "rushes" or "dailies") is the footage shot during a given day, without external soundtrack or adjustment. "Rush" in this context means "rush print", a film print made with greater than usual urgency to meet the deadline for viewing the day's work in progress. Daily rushes"

Development, in the context of the Film industry, is the process by which a film project progresses (or doesn't) from the germ of an idea to greenlight status, at which point it can go into production. Development (film)"

Development hell is media-industry jargon for a movie or television screenplay (or sometimes just a concept or idea) getting stuck in development and never going into production. Development hell"

In the film business, distribution refers to the marketing and circulation of movies in theatres. Distribution (film)"

A feature film is a term from the film industry uses to refer to a movie made for initial distribution in theaters. Feature film"

Film production is the process by which a motion picture film is created, from initial development to distribution. The process varies somewhat from country to country and from production company to production company, particularly for independent films. The stages include (very broadly): Film production"

A filming location is a place where some or all of a film or television series is produced, in addition to or instead of using sets constructed on a studio backlot or soundstage. Filming location"

Filmmaking is the process of making a film. The nature of the film determines the size and type of crew required during filmmaking. Many Hollywood adventure films need computer generated imagery (CGI), created by dozens of 3D modellers, animators, rotoscopers and compositors. However, a low-budget, independent film may be made with a skeleton crew, often paid very little. Filmmaking takes place all over the world using different technologies, styles of acting and genre, and is produced in a variety of economic contexts that range from state-sponsored documentary in China to profit-oriented movie making within the American studio system. Filmmaking"

Final cut privilege is a film industry term usually used when a director has contractual authority over how a film is ultimately released for public viewing. On nearly all occasions, only established and bankable directors are given such a privilege (such as Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, and Ridley Scott). Final cut privilege"

In film and video, footage is the raw, unedited material as it has been recorded by the camera, which usually must be edited to create a motion picture, video clip, television show or similar completed work. More loosely, footage can also refer to all sequences used in film and video editing, such as special effects and archive material (for special cases of this, see stock footage and B roll). Since the term originates in film, footage is only used for recorded images, such as film stock, videotapes or digitized clips – on live television, the signals from the cameras are called sources instead. Footage"