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Make the Cut by Diana Friedberg, Lori Coleman

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Glossary

A

AD

Assistant director. The person in charge of the shooting schedule, directing the extras, keeping the actors on time, and the right hand man to the director.

ADR

Automatic dialog replacement (looping). This is done on a looping (recording) stage to rerecord dialog after the film is completely shot to replace unusable original sound, change performance, or add new dialog.

ALTS

Alternate takes.

AUDIO LAYBACK

After the movie is mixed on the dub stage, the tracks are applied to the film in an optical track (in film) or to the audio tracks on the video master (CTM).

B

BACK NINE

The last nine episodes of a TV show ordered for pickup by the network.

BACK 12

The last 12 episodes of a TV show ordered for pickup by the network.

BACKPLATE

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