Exam 3 Flashcards
Art Director is
The person who designs the physical look of a film.
Best Boy is
Lightening director’s (gaffers) assistant.
Blind Booking is
Forcing theater owners to reserve movies without previewing them.
Block Booking is
Forcing theater owners to show movies with unknown stars in order to get movies with established stars.
The director of photography.
Continuity Supervisor is
Film crew member in charge of making sure shots match up.
Executive Producer is
The person who finds the financing for a film and puts the package together.
Independent Films are
Movies that are not made by one of the major studios.
Key Grip is
Member of film crew who sets up and moves cameras.
Early motion picture camera invented by Thomas Edison.
Early motion picture projector invented by Thomas Edison.
Line Producer is
People who lead the actual day-to-day work of making a film.
Small early movie theaters.
Peep Shows are
Amusement parlor boxes containing moving rolls of still pictures.
The illegal copying and selling of movies.
Brief previews of coming movies shown in theaters.
Analog Recording is
A recording technique in which representation of the sound wave is stored directly onto the recording medium.
A professional who adapts a song for specific singers and other musical elements.
Artist & Repertoire Executives are
Specialists in the music industry who discover and develop the groups and performers.
Compact Discs are
Plastic discs with digitally encoded music or speech read by lasers.
Early playback device using a flat disc with lateral grooves cut on one side.
High-Fidelity Sound is
Recorded sound true to the original.
The backing music for rap; also refers to the culture of rap.
Independent Label is
Any recording industry company not owned by one of the major labels.
A coin-operated phonograph.
A professional who specializes in writing the words of a song.
The name for compressed digital audio files that enable music to be downloaded from the Internet.
Thomas Edison’s name for his first recording device. Originally a trademark, the name eventually became generic for all home record players.
In the music industry, the person who oversees the making of a master recording.
Music composed of rhymed speech over drumbeats.
A single recorded sound source, used in multitrack recording.
Small speakers that reproduce high sounds.
Early hand-cranked record player introduced by the Victor Company.
Large speakers that reproduce low sounds.
Amplitude Modulation (AM) is
Radio transmission created by changing (modulating) the power (amplitude) of the carrier wave.
A tube invented by Lee De Forest that was designed to pick up and amplify radio signals; also known as a vacuum tube.
Call Letters are
Broadcast station identifications assigned by the FCC.
Time divisions that radio or TV stations make in the day in order to schedule appropriate programming.
Digital Radio is
Signal transmissions by assigned numbers rather than analog waves.
Electromagnetic Spectrum is
The range of frequencies that can be used for transmitting radio waves with electricity.
Consistent programming formula with recognizable sound and personality.
Frequency Modulation (FM) is
Radio transmissions created by changing (modulating) the speed (frequency) at which sound waves are generated.
Morse Code is
Telegraph code of dots and dashes invented by Samuel Morse.
A group of interconnected broadcast stations that share programming and the parent company that supplies that programming.