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Understanding Film Credits



Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct term below
a.
This person is the head electrician, and is in charge of all of the lighting personnel.
b.
This individual assists the producer with numerous post production activities such as lab work, dubbing, and special effects.
c.
This person is responsible for the entire creative end of the film, and ultimately responsible for the success or failure of the film.
d.
This person’s job is to turn the director’s dreams into reality, and is frequently responsible for breaking down the shooting script for a shooting schedule.
e.
This person is frequently in charge of shooting “we the people scenes,” and often assigned to film battle sequences and stunt sequences where extras or stunt people are used instead of those scenes where the primary actors are involved.
f.
This person is responsible for actually aiming the camera while making sure that everything and everyone remains within the frame and in focus.
g.
This person sometimes is called the director of photography, and is responsible for doing everything from measuring the light to lining up a shot and determining the best camera angles.
 

 1. 

director
 

 2. 

cinematographer
 

 3. 

camera operator
 

 4. 

first assistant director
 

 5. 

gaffer
 

 6. 

second assistant director
 

 7. 

associate producer
 
 
Match each item with the correct term below
a.
This term refers to the act of moving the camera to the right or to the left.
b.
This term refers to the act of moving the camera closer to or further away from the subject.
c.
This person translates the production designer’s ideas and sketches into blueprints for the construction crew.
d.
This person is in charge of obtaining and preparing any object that an actor comes into contact with during a film.
e.
This term refers to the act of moving the camera up and down.
 

 8. 

zoom
 

 9. 

pan
 

 10. 

property master
 

 11. 

set designer
 

 12. 

tilt
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below
a.
This person is responsible for recordng the dialogue and ambient noise of a scene.
b.
This person’s job is to insert the composer’s pre-recorded score into the sound track.
c.
This individual is responsible for the appearance of the actors’ wardrobes.
d.
This person is responsible for everything from purchasing or renting costumes for the actors to making certain that these garments have been altered.
e.
This individual is responsible for the appearance of all of the movie’s sets, locations, and costumes - and usually has a background in scenic design or architecture.
f.
This title is given to people who work for little or no money in the hopes of working their way up the ladder; they agree to take on these entry level positions even though it means they will be assigned all sorts of menial tasks.
g.
This person selects all the decorations that will be used in a scene - including everything from furniture to carpeting to the drapes on the windows.
 

 13. 

production designer
 

 14. 

sound mixer
 

 15. 

production assistant
 

 16. 

costume designer
 

 17. 

music editor
 

 18. 

costumer
 

 19. 

set decorator
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 20. 

The person who assists the producer with numerous post production activities such as lab work, dubbing, and special effects is called
a.
the first assistant director.
b.
a glutton for punishment.
c.
the second assistant director.
d.
the associate producer.
 

 21. 

This person’s job is to turn the director’s dreams into reality, and is frequently responsible for breaking down the shooting script for a shooting schedule.
a.
cinematographer
b.
second assistant director
c.
script supervisor
d.
always lived in small family units.
e.
first assistant director
 

 22. 

This person is frequently in charge of shooting “we the people scenes” - often, is assigned to film battle sequences and stunt sequences where extras or stunt people are used instead of those scenes where the primary actors are involved.
a.
second assistant director
b.
cinematographer
c.
script supervisor
d.
first assistant director
 

 23. 

This person is responsible for actually aiming the camera while making sure that everything and everyone remains within the frame and within focus.
a.
camera operator
b.
cinematographer
c.
second assistant director
d.
all of the above
 

 24. 

This person is sometimes called the director of photography, and is responsible for doing everything from measuring the light to lining up a shot and determining the best camera angles.
a.
camera operator
b.
first assistant director
c.
cinematographer
d.
none of the above
 

 25. 

This term refers to the act of moving the camera to the left or to the right.
a.
freeze frame
b.
zoom
c.
tilt
d.
pan
 

 26. 

This term refers to the act of moving the camera in closer to or further away from the subject.
a.
pan
b.
zoom
c.
tilt
d.
freeze frame
 

 27. 

This term refers to the act of moving the camera up and down.
a.
zoom
b.
pan
c.
freeze frame
d.
tilt
 

 28. 

The individual who  is responsible for everything from purchasing or renting costumes for the actors to making certain that these garments have been altered is the
a.
key grip.
b.
costumer.
c.
dresser.
d.
costume designer.
 

 29. 

The person responsible for the appearance of the actors’ wardrobes is the
a.
dresser.
b.
assistant to the actor.
c.
costumer.
d.
costume designer.
 

 30. 

The title given to individuals who work for little or no money in the hopes of working their way up the ladder - and often agree to take on these entry level positions even though it means that they will be assigned all sorts of meial tasks - is
a.
production assistant.
b.
stupid.
c.
serf.
d.
best boy.
 

 31. 

The person who selects all of the decorations that will be used in a scene - including everything from furniture to carpeting to the drapes on the windows - is
a.
set decorator.
b.
production designer.
c.
key grip.
d.
Martha Stewart wannabe.
 

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 32. 

Casting directors are responsible for deciding who gets the right to audition for the producer and director of the film.
 

 33. 

The script supervisor is the person in charge of continuity.
 

 34. 

The gaffer’s assistant is called the key grip.
 

 35. 

The Best Boy is in charge of all the people who move anything (cameras, scenery, lights, etc.).
 

 36. 

Special effects tend to fall into four broad categories: optical, physical, animated, and computerized.
 

 37. 

Special effects is the art of making the dangerous, magical, expensive, or physically impossible seem perfectly believable.
 



 
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