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A to Z Guide to Film Terms

A to Z Guide to Film Terms
Your Price: $12.95 CDN
Biz Bestseller!
Author: Tim Moshansky
Publisher: First Wave Publishing
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 144
Pub. Date: 2010
Edition: 5th
ISBN-10: 0968070248
ISBN-13: 9780968070246

has become a favourite scene study vehicle in acting classes and workshops andAbout the Book:

Have you ever wondered what it's like to work in the movie industry? Do you watch the credits for a film and wonder what all those people do? Do you want to learn the behind-the-scenes lingo used by the cast and crew? If you're looking for a comprehensive guide to movie production lingo, then you've come to the right place. You will find every term, phrase and saying in the film industry in this book, making you an instant movie insider.

One of the great things about film production is the slang, much of which dates back to the early days of Hollywood. The A to Z Guide to Film Terms is a pocket-sized book of movie terms and phrases written by an industry professional. This updated 5th edition contains over 800 definitions of current terms and phrases used in film theory and film-making. There are also icons that link each definition to its department, allowing you to see at a glance which aspect of film-making it relates to.

This book by Tim Moshansky has become a standard in the industry, and is required reading at film schools and training facilities throughout North America. You'll learn dozens of strange-sounding terms and phrases such as:

Gaffer (the person in charge of the lighting and electrics crew)
Honeywagons (the washroom trailers)
Jack Lord (50mm lens) Five-O, get it?
Magic Hour (that golden time just before the sun sets and everything is bathed in an orange glow)
Martini Shot (the last shot of the day) Also called the Window Shot.
• and more

Get your copy today and you'll sound like a Hollywood producer in no time!

What people say:

"Vancouver's Tim Moshansky can help you talk the talk." — Vancouver Sun

"First day on set? Haven't the foggiest idea of what the 3rd A.D. just yelled? Don't even know what an A.S. is? Well here is a handy dandy pocket version of almost every term or slang word used in the biz. Concise, easy to read, and great fun." — Director's Guild of Canada Magazine

"This handy guide is great for any film buff who has watched the credits roll at the end of a movie and wondered just what the heck a 'gaffer' is." — Tribute Magazine

"For those in the industry or those who want to be in the know. Chock full of technical jargon and slang expressions, the guide has become a Canadian best-seller and required reading in some university and college film programs." — Maclean's Magazine

"The A to Z Guide to Film Terms is the handiest damn book I have on my shelf! An invaluable guide and resource for the professional or novice. It's fun, factual and small enough to use for a coaster…." — Neil LaBute, Writer/Director, In the Company of Men, Nurse Betty and Wicker Man

"Over the years I've read a number of directories of filmmaking terminology, but the most comprehensive and useful I've ever come across is A to Z Guide to Film Terms. The entries are highly informative, many going beyond a basic explanation." — Inside Film Magazine

About the Author:

Tim Moshansky has been a Location Scout since 1995 in Vancouver, BC. He has worked on hundreds of features, TV Movies, TV Series and commercials and scouted everything from the tops of mountains and luxury homes and penthouses to tunnels, alleys, cityscapes, towns, streets, roads – you name it. He is also a freelance writer for several publications.