Do You Know Your ABCs? Filmmaking Terminology from A to Z
If you're just starting out as a filmmaker, you probably don't sprechen die lingity des Kinos. Knowing the lingo used during production is important, however, so here's your chance to learn a bunch filmmaking terms in a fun way.
From "action cut" to "zolly", Jackson Kitchell and his crew have made an children's ABC picture book of sorts, only instead of it being for kids, it's for filmmakers -- and instead of it being a book made out of thick cardboard, it's an entertaining video. Enjoy!
Okay -- I get it. Maybe "pretentious", "unprofessional", and "yelling" aren't terms unique to filmmaking -- though I'm sure we've all had to deal with at least one individual on a production who was at least one of those things. (Let's be honest, if they're being or doing one of those things, they're probably being and doing all of those things.) But hopefully you learned a little while being entertained by some great cinematography (shot on the RED Epic Dragon and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K) and snappy editing (edited on Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, and DaVinci Resolve 11).
What terms would you have liked to see in Kitchell's video? Can anybody think of terms that start with X, Y, or Z? Let us know in the comments!