Glossary of Terms

“Its idea of ‘production value’ is spending a million dollars dressing up a story that any good writer would throw away. Its vision of the rewarding movie is a vehicle for some glamour-puss with two expressions and eighteen changes of costume, or for some male idol of the muddled millions with a permanent hangover, six worn-out acting tricks, the build of a lifeguard and the mentality of a chicken-strangler.”—Raymond Chandler

Just in case you’re not familiar with some of these words and terms, here’s some production lingo that might be helpful. (You’ll notice that many of these words have been used throughout the book.)

  • 24-Frame Playback: Since videotape runs at 30 frames per second and film runs at 24 frames per second, when ...

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