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Adaptation The unique way each person adapts to the changing obstacles that prevent him or her from gaining his ends. Prime component in externalizing a person’s conflicts.
Addressable timecode A camera or other timecode having a settable starting point.
ADR Automatic dialogue replacement. See Postsynchronization.
AFI American Film Institute.
Agenda What a character is trying to get, do, or accomplish—often unconsciously.
Ambient sound Sound naturally occurring in any location.
Amp Ampere, a measure of electrical current flow.
Analog recording Sound or picture recording whose waveforms are recorded as analog voltages rather than in digital representation.
Angle of acceptance (lens) Height and width ...