betacam169Videomaker has posted an article titled THE ULTIMATE VIDEO TERMINOLOGY LIST that is a great resource, especially for those getting into the aerial video business who may not have a background in video production.

Proper understanding and being able to “speak the lingo” on set can go a long way in helping the job go smoothly and showing your knowledge of the industry.

Video production is fun and immersive, but there are a lot of terminology relating to equipment, technology and practices which can confuse, confound and – once mastered – comfort us, while on shoots, edits and in the camera shop. This list is compiled from a number of sources, all of which are listed at the end.

Definitely a good read for new people to the industry and a great refresher for those already involved.  Here are a few samples:

180 Degree Rule: The 180 degree rule is a basic guideline regarding the on-screen spatial relationship between a character and another character or object within a scene. An imaginary line called the axis connects the characters, and by keeping the camera on one side of this axis for every shot in the scene, the first character is always frame right of the second character, who is then always frame left of the first.

B-Roll: Video shot to act as supplemental or alternative footage to fill in, overlay, and transition around “A” footage, such as interviews, documentary footage or in something like a flashback sequence.

Incident Light: The direct light that falls on an object.

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