ADAPTATION Transforming of written material from one form to another.

BIG CLOSE-UP (BCU) Closest camera range.

BOOM Crane holding camera for mobile shots.

BRIDGE Music or sound used for scene transition.

BUSINESS (BIZ) Visual action to establish characterization and advance plot delineation.

CLIMAX Highest point of dramatic action immediately preceding resolution.

CLOSE SHOT Position halfway between medium and close-up.

CLOSE-UP (CU) Camera shot at close range.

CG Computer generated (also written as cg)

CONFLICT Opposing factors in action or characterization.

CRISIS Obligatory scene resulting from proper plot delineation.

CROSS-FADE Fading out one image and fading in another

CUE-IN Shooting-script term, used by director, meaning to start ...

Get Vale's Technique of Screen and Television Writing now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.