Top Video Production Terms
As a top video production company in Boston, Skillman Video Group knows a thing or two about being on set. Ok, we know a lot about being on set.
With that said, there can be a lot of moving parts throughout a video shoot. Whether it is an interview or a commercial, everyone from the audio crew to the videographer, producer, and director, are constantly communicating to create the perfect sound and visuals for the client’s video.
On Set Production Terms
If you are new to the video production field, or if you are looking to learn more about being on set, we have the top video production terms. Let’s be honest, if you have never been on a set before, some of the jargon used can be a little confusing. However, we are here to make you feel like a professional.
Below are the Top Ten Production Terms on Set:
- Medium Shot: This is where the subject is shot at a medium distance away, unlike a closeup or or long shot.
- Long Shot: When the subject is shot at a further distance away. This type of shot could be used for music videos, b-roll, or commercials.
- Pan: From a stationary position, this is when the camera moves in a horizontal direction from either left to right or right to left.
- Rack Focus: When the camera shifts in and out of focus between objects in the background and foreground
- Point-of-View-Shot: A shot perspective where the audience is seeing exactly what the subject is presumably looking at.
- Headroom: The space from the top of the subjects head to the top of the monitor screen. Often, this is spaced by putting a fist on top of the subjects head to create the perfect amount of headroom.
- Framing: Creating the perfect shot of the subject through angling and camera positioning.
- Depth of Field: The amount of space from the camera lens to the subject that is within focus.
- Nose Room: Also known as the look room, this is the amount of space between the subject and the edge of the camera frame.
- Tracking: Unlike panning, this is where the camera moves vertically up and down with the object or subject.
These are just a few terms to known when on set. Not all video shoots will use these terms. In general, the terms used vary depending on the type of video shoot. For instance, a commercial that entails actions shots, won’t use the same terms as a standard training video.
Top Video Production Company
One thing to always keep in mind when on set is attention to detail. Top video production companies are successful due to their knack for perfection. Something as small as a plane flying by or a bug in the background can cause a distraction, and is harder to fix in post.
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