Filmmaking: Test Your Knowledge

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Filmmaking: Test Your Knowledge

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Is filmmaking an art form or business?
    • A. 

      Heck no, it's an art form

    • B. 

      It's a business

  • 2. 
    What is a CTB? 
    • A. 

      It's a type of lighting used in film

    • B. 

      It's a type of camera

    • C. 

      It's something you put on a light to change the color temperature.

  • 3. 
    Do you need a good camera to make a professional film?
    • A. 

      Yes - professional film requires a great camera

    • B. 

      No, all I need is a video camera, a good script and some actors.

  • 4. 
    What is a shotgun? (Filmmaking equipment term)
    • A. 

      It's a prop used on film set

    • B. 

      It's a type of a microphone used to record audio while shooting a film.

  • 5. 
    It's impossible to get a job in film these days.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What types of shots does standard coverage include?
    • A. 

      Very few angles

    • B. 

      Only Mid Shot and Wide

    • C. 

      All the basic shots and angles

  • 7. 
    Do you need a fancy degree or college to be a filmmaker
    • A. 

      Of course, not possible without it

    • B. 

      No, you don't

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    If a couple of people tell you your film is bad, what do you do?
    • A. 

      Move to a different department in film

    • B. 

      Thank them for their feedback, consider their suggestions and next time you'll know what to do.

    • C. 

      Ignore him, and move on

  • 10. 
    Courtroom Drama's in movies are very boring and people don't like it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    True or false? "If it ain't in theaters, the film is no good"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      It takes 3 crew members for stability

    • B. 

      It takes 4 crew members for stability

    • C. 

      It takes 8 crew members for stability

  • 13. 
    What is a China Ball?
    • A. 

      China Balls are small lights that you can adjust the brightness of

    • B. 

      China Balls are tools for your camera and tripod

    • C. 

      China Balls are the lights that come built in to certain cameras

  • 14. 
    "I must ask for permission to shoot in a public place or I will get in trouble"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What is the 180 degree rule? 
  • 16. 
    What does it mean if the director asks the camera opertator to pan from left to right?
    • A. 

      Steadily move the camera (while recording) from left to right

    • B. 

      Slowly zoom in from left to right to capture action

  • 17. 
    Which of these are good film strategies/tips? 
    • A. 

      Know what you can give before you offer

    • B. 

      Know what you want before you ask

    • C. 

      Surround yourself with people who inspire you

    • D. 

      Jealousy happens - watch for it, then completely ignore it

    • E. 

      If they don't believe in you, they might not believe in anyone

    • F. 

      If you have to talk anyone into joining a film, don't

    • G. 

      Giving straight rejection is the kosher way

    • H. 

      If you're not good at pretending, get a producer who is

    • I. 

      All of the above are great and useful suggestions!

  • 18. 
    How do you break down a script? (What are the steps?)
    • A. 

      Just break down what you think is important

    • B. 

      Break down whatever your role is

    • C. 

      Ask the director of the film which section you should break down

    • D. 

      Break down certain props and set dressing that only you'll be using/wearing

    • E. 

      Break down what I’ll need to buy, rent, build, or create. How to estimate how much it will COST, scene by scene to decorate and get props.

  • 19. 
    Objects on the table are considered props.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    What is set decoration? 
  • 21. 
    What does the term 'Color Palette' mean?
  • 22. 
    Why and when is the term 'last looks' used, and what does it mean?
  • 23. 
    What skills separate managers from minions? 
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