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  Film industry
How does a film get made?
Who chooses what films I see?
How do movies make money?
So who's a Best Boy then?

 
So who's a Best Boy then?

Best Boy - They are the main helper for the chief electrician (gaffer) or camera operator.

Bit Part - A very small speaking role, usually three lines or less.

Boom Mic - A microphone on the end of a pole, held above actor's heads to record what they say.

Dolly - A set of wheels and a platform which the camera can be moved about on. This is often put on rails.

Gaffer - The chief electrician.

Grip - A crew member that handles lighting, electrical and other equipment.

In The Can - When the day's filming is over it is "in the can" and ready to go for editing.

Method Acting - A type of acting that uses experiences from an actor's personal life to help produce emotion.

Props - Any object used by an actor during their performance.

Screen Test - A recorded audition to see how an actor looks on film or TV.

Storyboard - A frame-by-frame drawing of key scenes as a rough plan for how the film should look.

Take - The shooting of a scene.

Two-Shot - A camera shot with two people in it.

Understudy - An actor who can perform a role if the regular actor is ill.


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