Appendix B. Glossary

18% GRAY CARD/BLACK AND WHITE (B&W)/GRAYSCALE: A card placed in front of a camera by the camera assistant to set a standard middle range of exposure and white balance for the shot.

180° RULE: States that once a stage line (main axis through the action) has been set, all other coverage shots of the scene should be shot from the same side of the stage line, unless the stage line is somehow crossed.

35MM FULL FRAME: A camera where the sensor (which converts the analog image) is the same size as the frame of the picture.

ACT BREAK: The end of one act and the beginning of the next in a screenplay, treatment, or media project.

ACTION-SAFE: The area of the frame that can be filmed to not cut off the edge of the television screen. ...

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