ENG100H1 Chapter Notes -Double Feature, Poverty Row, Viral Marketing

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production the industrial stages that contribute to the making of a finished movie, from the financing and scripting of a film to its
final edit; more specifically, the actual shooting of a film after pre-production and before post-production
credits a list at the end of a film of all the personnel involved in a film production, including cast, crew, and executives
pre-production the phase when a film project is in development, involving preparing the script, financing the project, casting,
hiring crew, and securing locations
screenwriter a writer of a film’s screenplay; the screenwriter may begin with a treatment and develop the plot structure and
dialogue over the span of several versions
treatment a succinct description of the content of a film written before the screenplay or script
screenplay the text from which a movie is made, including dialogue and information about action, settings, etc., as well as shots
and transitions; developed from a treatment
script doctor an uncredited individual called in to do rewrites on a screenplay
producer the person or persons responsible for steering and monitoring each step of a film project, especially the financial aspects,
from development to post-production and a distribution deal
studio system the industrial practices of the large production (and until 1948, distribution) companies responsible for the kinds
and quality of movies made in Hollywood or other film industries; during the Hollywood studio era extending from the late 1920s to
the 1950s, the five major studios were MGM, Paramount, RKO, Twentieth Century Fox, and Warner Bros
post-production the period in the filmmaking process that occurs after principal photography has been completed and usually
consisting of editing, sound, and special effects work
executive producer a producer who finances or facilitates a film deal and who usually has little creative or technical involvement
line producer the individual in charge of the daily business of tracking costs and maintaining the production schedule of a film
unit production manager a member of a film’s production team responsible for reporting and managing the details of receipts and
purchases
above-the-line expenses a film’s initial costs of contracting the major personnel, such as directors and stars, as well as
administrative and organizational expenses in setting up a film production
below-the-line expenses the technical and material costscostumes, sets, transportation, and so oninvolved in the actual
making of a film
production values an evaluative term about the quality of the film images and sounds that reflects the investment expenses
casting directors the individual responsible for identifying and selecting which actors would work best in particular roles
agents individuals who represent actors, directors, writers, and other major personnel employed by a film production by
contacting and negotiating with writers, casting directors, and producers
package-unit approach an approach to film production established in the mid-1950s whereby the agent, producer, and casting
director assembled a script, stars, and other major personnel as a key first step in a major production
location scouting determining and securing suitable places besides studio sets to use for shooting particular movie scenes
art directors the individual responsible for supervising the conception and construction of the physical environment in which the
actors appear, including sets, locations, props, and costumes
set designers the individual responsible for supervising the conception and construction of movie sets
production designer the person in charge of the film’s overall look
costume designer individuals who plan and prepare how actors will be dressed for parts
film shoot the weeks or months of actual shooting, on set or on location
director the chief creative presence or the primary manager in film production, responsible for overseeing virtually all the work of
making a movie
auteurs the French term of “author”; the individual credited with the creative vision defining a film; implies a director whose
unique style is apparent across his or her body of work
takes a single filmed version of a shot during production or a single shot onscreen
blocking the arrangement and movement of actors in relation to each other within the mise-en-scène
cinematographer the member of the film crew who selects the cameras, film stock, lighting, and lenses to be used as well as the
camera setup or position
camera operator a member of the film crew in charge of physically manipulating the camera, overseen by the cinematographer
production sound mixer the sound engineer on the production set
grips a crew member who installs lighting and dollies
dailies the footage shot on a single day of filming
selects the director’s chosen takes to use in editing a scene
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