Appendix C Shooting Terms

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Ambient sound: This term generally refers to any sound that is used to establish location and is usually unintelligible background noise.

Aperture: A device that controls amount of light admitted. On a camera it is the opening of the camera lens, controlling and allowing the light to pass through.

Assemble edit: A video editing procedure which records new video audio and control track information concurrently. Also can be a method for building a videotape in which a series of clips are placed one after the other to create, or assemble, a program.

Available light: The light that’s normal in a scene, although the term is generally used when the light level is low. Available light shooting usually involves fast film, ...

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