Aaton: Trade name of a brand of professional motion picture camera.

Abby Singer Shot: The next-to-the-last shot of the day. The term is named for Abby Singer. According to Mr. Singer, the term was started during the mid-1950s while he was an Assistant Director at Universal Studios. To keep ahead of things, he would inform the crew that they would shoot the current shot plus one more shot before moving to a different area of the studio, either a different stage or the back lot. Through the years other Assistant Directors began referring to the next-to-the-last shot of the day as the Abby Singer Shot.

AC: Abbreviation for Assistant Cameraman.

Academy Aperture: An image with an aspect ratio of 1.33:1. It is the standard image size of a ...

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