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The end of a shot or a roll is called the tail.
Sometimes it is necessary to mark a shot at the end rather than at the beginning. When this is done it is called a tail slate. It is customary to call “Tail Slate!” just before clapping the slate, so that the person syncing the film does not get confused. To easily distinguish a tail slate, the slate is held upside down when marking the shot.
Multiple versions of the same shot are called takes.
An empty reel, used on a projector to gather up the film after it has passed through the movement.
An empty spool in a camera used to gather up the film after it has passed through the movement.
A method of joining two pieces of film so they can be projected as one continuous piece. Tape splices are used in the editing stage. To cut the negative Cement Splices are used.
A machine for transferring film to video.
Used as an equivalent to Long Lens, but for those who wish to be overly exact, a telephoto lens is a long lens that is physically shorter than its focal length.
This is the sequence of directions that begin a take, typically: “Roll Sound!” “Roll Camera!” “Mark it!” “And… Action!”
A flat surface of etched glass in the viewfinding system of a camera that is the same distance from the lens as the film plane.
A board with two hinged sticks attached. The slate is used to record a scene number and sync point (via the clapstick) at the beginning of a shot.
On a turret, the lens that is actually in front of the gate, producing an image on the film.
A device for bypassing the fuse box and electrical wiring of a location by tapping power directly from the mains.
A handy attachment sometimes found on an editing bench on the right rewind, used to wind film onto a core and giving it a very smooth edge. It can be quicker than opening and tightening split reels if you are just rewinding an entire roll.
A tight wind is useless without it. This is the hub that holds a core on the spindle of a rewind.