Quiz: Only A Filmmaker Will Know The Meaning Of These 16 Production Words

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Do you know the difference between a spoof and a parody?

See whether you have what it takes to make it as a filmmaker by decoding industry words like "spoof", "telefilm" and "capsule review".

 Dec 07, 2018
1 of 18What does this word mean?
Spoof
A comedic tribute to a past work
A motion picture intended to offend
A motion picture with an unknown cast
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Telefilm
A movie that wasn't popular enough to last in the cinema
A movie starring B-grade actors
A motion picture made for television
3 of 18What does this word mean?
Unspool
To screen or show a film
To change a film's name at the last minute
To over-edit a film
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Capsule review
A review by an anonymous critic
A short movie review
A review focusing only on the acting
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Ad lib
A line of dialogue that's been improvised
A movie that flops at the box office
A character based on a real figure
6 of 18What does this word mean?
Library shot
A stock shot
An imaginative piece of footage
A shot of a library
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Novelization
Making a novel from a film or screenplay
Adapting a novel into a screenplay
Hiring cast members according to what the author of the novel wanted
8 of 18What does this word mean?
Premise
The main idea of a movie
The twist of the movie
The setting of a movie
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Running time
Count of the number of actors on set
Time allocated to rehearsing a project
Measure of the duration or length of a film
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Scenery
The outdoor background in a set
The mood of a film
The items handled by the actors
11 of 18What does this word mean?
Beat
An actor's term for how long to wait before doing an action
A director's team for how long to wait before cutting
A director's team for how long to wait before saying "action".
12 of 18What does this word mean?
Crew
Anybody who works on any part of a film
Those involved in the technical production of a film
Performers in a film
13 of 18What does this word mean?
Decoupage
Term referring to the process of preparing a set
Term referring to the audition process
Term referring to the design of a film
14 of 18What does this word mean?
Final cut
The film before it's been edited
The screenplay before it is filmed
The last edited version of a film
15 of 18What does this word mean?
Hero/heroine
The highest-paid actor
The character who dies first in the film
The main protagonist of the film
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Key grip
Someone who sets up lights
Someone who gets coffees
Someone who writes scripts
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Act
Another term for actor
To start rolling the film
A main division within the plot of a film
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Anti-hero
The protagonist of the film
Someone who is not the hero of the film
A part in the script where the hero abandons his task
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