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Writing for Visual Media, 2nd Edition by Anthony Friedmann

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Glossary of Terms, Abbreviations and Acronyms

Note: Most camera, audio, and graphics terms can be found on the DVD where the definition is linked to stills or video that illustrate what the term means.

AI:  Artificial intelligence is the programmed characteristics of behavior and response of a non-human character.

ANTAGONIST:  Derived from the Greek word agon, meaning action, and refers to the character who is the adversary or opponent of the PROTAGONIST.

AVATAR:  the character that you control in the game or that you create in a multiplayer game.

BACK STORY:  Refers to the life and background of a character that does not appear in the film or TV episode but that explains who the person is and why he or she is that way. Back story is usually ...

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