Production Terms

  • C

    • CAMERAMAN, CINEMATOGRAPHER, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY or FIRST CAMERAMAN

      All refer to person responsible for overseeing camera work on a film who makes decisions on lighting, framing shots, and which lenses to use.

    • Camera Operator

      Person in charge of the physical operation of camera during a shot.

    • Camera Ready

      When the camera and lighting are set up for a shot to begin. Getting the Actors “camera ready” means completing all the details for costume and make-up. 

    • Caterer

      Provides meals to the Company if food is not readily available at a nearby restaurant.

    • Clearance

      Permission to use materials in a film (such as music or names of real people) that may be restricted by trademarks and regulations. 

    • Condor

      Large outdoor crane holding a camera, lighting and crew. 

    • Cover Set

      A back-up set where the film/show can shoot regardless of weather conditions. 

    • CRAFT SERVICE PERSON/CRAFTY

      Responsible for providing food and drink for the cast and crew.

    • Crew Call

      Time listed on the “call sheet” when the majority of the crew is expected to arrive at the studio or location of the shoot.

    • Cut

      Called by the Director or Assistant Director to signal the end of a take so that the camera and sound crew stop “rolling.”