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Top Phrases to Know On Set

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Every person that works in Boston Video Production, and shows up to a set each day, should understand what is being talked about. There are many terms used to describe different actions or things on a video production set. Knowing what all of those terms are referring to will allow you to move about the set easier and work more efficiently. If you know all of these production terms you will be fitting in on every set of video production companies Boston.

Abby Singer “the Abby”

When you hear this on a set they are telling everyone that this is the second to last shot of the day. This term is named after Abner Singer, who was a professional Production Manager in Hollywood.

C-47 

You may think they are talking to you about a big plane, but they are actually just referring to a clothespin. It is said this term was coined to make a bulk order of clothespins sound more important on production bills.

C-Stand

This is a metal stand that holds mostly grip products. Your Boston Videographer may have it hold diffusion in place in front of the light sources.

Fly in/out

This term is meant to be used when bringing something on or off the set. “Let’s fly in an extra light” “Let’s fly out that chair” these could be phrases that you hear on the video production companies Bostonset.

Magic Hour

Lighting is a big part of a shoot, and natural lighting is a great source when you can get it. The magic hour is right before sunrise or after sunset and usually lasts around 20 minutes. In that time is when the sky is partially lit.

Martini Shot

Coming after the Abby Singer shot, the martini shot is the last shot of the day. It is called this because they said the next shot comes from the glass. 

video production companiesPicture’s Up

This is what the Boston Videographer will say when the camera is almost set, which means shooting will be starting soon. 

Running Cables Clean

This is just to make sure that the cables are neat and tucked out of the way.

Stage

If your Boston Videographer asked you to stage something, it means he/she wants you to place it somewhere out of the way. 

Stinger

This is the term used for an extension cord. Someone may ask you get a stinger if an extension cord is needed on the set of your Boston Video Production.

There are many more terms that you will want to be familiar with when working on a video production companies Boston set. If you are able to understand the production lingo, you will be more helpful on set. It is important to know your way around the set and equipment, especially as a production assistant, because it will make you more likely to get your next shoot lined up in Boston Video Production.

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