Industry glossary termsThere are 201 entries in this glossary.
Movie of the week
The exact position(s) given to an actor on a set to insure that he/she is in the proper light and camera angle; generally marked on the ground with tape or chalk.
A verbal cue that the take has been identified on camera both verbally and with the slate board.
- MARTINI SHOT
The last shot of the day.
- MASTER SHOT
A camera shot that includes the principal actors and relevant background activity; generally used as a reference shot to record the scene from beginning to end before shooting close-ups, over-the-shoulders, etc.
- MATCHING ACTIONS
The requirement that the actor match the same physical movements in a scene from take to take in order to preserve the visual continuity.
- MEAL PENALTY
A fee paid by the producer for the failure to provide meals or meal breaks as specified by the contract.
Chief of the sound crew; responsible for the quality of the sound recording on a shoot.
- MOS (Mit Out Sound/Motion Only Shot)
Any shot without dialogue or sound recording.