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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 4th Edition by David K. Irving, Peter W. Rea

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Glossary

A and B cutting A method of assembling original 16mm film material in two separate rolls, allowing optical effects to be made by double printing (A and B printing).

A/B editing (video) An editing system that can control more than one playback machine and perform dissolves.

A- and B-wind When a roll of 16mm film, perforated along one edge, is held so that the outside end of the film leaves the roll at the top and toward the right, A-wind has perforations on the edge of the film toward the observer, and B-wind has perforations on the edge away from the observer. In both cases, the base surface faces outward on the roll.

above-the-line The part of a production budget earmarked for the creative aspects of production, including the salaries ...

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