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Nick Soares
04-06-2013, 10:37 PM
This topic will be dedicated to show the language used on a filmmaking set. This will be constantly edited to accuracy and adding words/items - Also this thread will be a great "link" thread so you can point people here if needed. Feel free to add to this (subject to approval/accuracy)
I will eventually place these in some sort of order once we start getting a bigger list

Last looks: Hair and make-up do a last check of the actors (especially/particularly the leads) before the next scene is shot.

Stingers: Extension Cords

C47: Wooden spring clothespin. Used for attaching gels to lights.

Wilds: (aka wild sound or wild lines) - audio take only recorded on set, to be co-ordinated with video later.

Baby Legs: A short camera tripod

Ball Busters: Small sand bags that weigh down C Stands.

The Martini: last shot of the day

The Abby: the shot before the Martini. This is because a assistant director Abby Singer habitually called the Martini shot one too early.

Courtesy: When you're filming in the hot sun, the Director (always with the script supervisor) will ask the lighting crew (or gaffers) for a "Courtesy". It's a makeshift tent that helps keep you from frying in the sun, and also makes it easier to see the monitor.

Adding to this will give you double ranking points....(Just post a reply and I will edit it in)

mara
04-07-2013, 06:08 AM
Last looks: hair and make-up do a last check of the actors (especially/particularly the leads) before the next scene is shot.

Vance Baryn
04-07-2013, 06:32 AM
C47: wooden spring clothespin. Used for attaching gels to lights.

Director
04-07-2013, 10:24 AM
In filmmaking, when filming the end of a scene first, it's called a "tail slate". For this you hold the clapperboard upside down. The reason for this is where, in the beginning of the scene, the camera is set in such a way that the clapperboard could not be recorded. So you do a tail slate.

BTW, Filmmaking Language-Lango? Shouldn't it be, Filmmaking Language-Lingo?

mara
04-08-2013, 04:29 AM
Wilds (aka wild sound or wild lines) - audio take only recorded on set, to be co-ordinated with video later.

Nick Soares
04-08-2013, 10:00 AM
In filmmaking, when filming the end of a scene first, it's called a "tail slate". For this you hold the clapperboard upside down. The reason for this is where, in the beginning of the scene, the camera is set in such a way that the clapperboard could not be recorded. So you do a tail slate.

BTW, Filmmaking Language-Lango? Shouldn't it be, Filmmaking Language-Lingo?

Good find :)

Michael P
04-08-2013, 10:57 AM
Baby Legs - A short camera tripod

Nick Soares
04-08-2013, 11:56 AM
Ball Busters: Small sand bags that weigh down C Stands.

Jimmy
04-09-2013, 11:27 PM
Sweet topic, *manually* ;) Subscribed

Anonymous Filmmaker
04-19-2013, 02:37 PM
silver bounce card- Elvis
gold bounce card- Priscilla

Charles
04-19-2013, 04:24 PM
silver bounce card- Elvis
gold bounce card- Priscilla

Really? Thats awesome! Where did you hear that? on set?

Anonymous Filmmaker
04-19-2013, 04:45 PM
I read that in "The DV Rebels Guide." Amazing book, by the way

Anonymous Filmmaker
04-19-2013, 04:51 PM
More from the book:

the Martini: last shot of the day
the Abby: the shot before the Martini. This is because a assistant director Abby Singer habitually called the Martini shot one too early.

Nick Soares
04-25-2013, 03:15 PM
More from the book:

the Martini: last shot of the day
the Abby: the shot before the Martini. This is because a assistant director Abby Singer habitually called the Martini shot one too early.

I can vouch for that. Updated

Director
04-25-2013, 03:34 PM
"Hot Set"

A set where all props are positioned and not to be moved.

Director
04-25-2013, 03:46 PM
"Courtesy"

When you're filming in the hot sun, the Director (always with the script supervisor) will ask the lighting crew (or gaffers) for a "Courtesy". It's a makeshift tent that helps keep you from frying in the sun, and also makes it easier to see the monitor.