Industry glossary termsThere are 201 entries in this glossary.
Director of Photography or Cinematographer.
Screening of footage before it is edited.
- DAY PLAYER (DAY PERFORMER)
A principal performer hired on a daily basis, rather than on a longer-term contract.
- DAYTIME DRAMA
- DEMO TAPE
An audio or video tape that agents use for audition purposes.
Directors Guild of America.
A distinctly regional or linguistic speech pattern.
The scripted words exchanged by performers.
The coordinator of all artistic and technical aspects of any production.
- DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY (D.P.)
Supervises all decisions regarding lighting, camera lenses, color and filters, camera angle set-ups, camera crew and film processing.
A piece of equipment that the camera sits on to allow mobility of the camera.
- DOLLY GRIP
The crew member who moves the dolly.
A performer who appears in place of another performer, i.e., as in a stunt.
- DRESS THE SET
Add such items to the set as curtains, furniture, props, etc.
- DRIVE-ON PASS
In Los Angeles, a pass to drive onto and park on a studio lot.
A duplicate copy of a film or tape; also, called a "dub"