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Do you ever watch a film and wondered how this film was made? Yes, all of us think that. Here we have a filmmaking quiz to test your knowledge and see how much you know and understand about filmmaking. A film, no matter how simple it looks, has a lot of work put into it to come out as a film. There are many things that a normal person doesn't know. Let's see how much you know about this profession.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    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.

    • D.

      None of these

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. It's something you put on a light to change the color temperature.
    Explanation
    A CTB is something you put on a light to change the color temperature. In film lighting, color temperature refers to the color of the light source, which can be warm (more yellow) or cool (more blue). CTB stands for Color Temperature Blue and is a gel or filter that is placed on a light to make it appear bluer, effectively increasing the color temperature. This is commonly used to match the color temperature of different light sources or create a specific mood or effect in a scene.

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  • 2. 

    In filmmaking, what is the purpose of a "key grip" on set?

    • A.

      To operate the camera

    • B.

      To design the costumes

    • C.

      To manage lighting and grip equipment

    • D.

      To direct the actors

    Correct Answer
    C. To manage lighting and grip equipment
    Explanation
    The key grip is responsible for managing and setting up lighting equipment, as well as grip equipment, such as rigging and support structures. They play a crucial role in ensuring the lighting and camera setups are executed smoothly.

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  • 3. 

    Talent is the most important thing in filmmaking.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Talent is the most important thing in filmmaking" is not entirely true. While talent is certainly important in filmmaking, it is not the sole determining factor for success. Filmmaking involves various other aspects such as technical skills, creativity, storytelling ability, teamwork, and industry knowledge. These factors, along with talent, collectively contribute to the success of a filmmaker. Therefore, it would be incorrect to say that talent is the most important thing in filmmaking.

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  • 4. 

    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

    • D.

      Ask them to shut up.

    Correct Answer
    B. Thank them for their feedback, consider their suggestions, and next time, you'll know what to do.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that when a couple of people tell you that your film is bad, you should appreciate their feedback and consider their suggestions. By doing so, you can learn from their criticism and improve your filmmaking skills for the next time. This response promotes a constructive and open-minded approach towards receiving feedback and using it as a learning opportunity.

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  • 5. 

    What number of crew members does a company need for stability? 

    • A.

      It takes 3 crew members for stability.

    • B.

      Depends on the specific production and its requirements.

    • C.

      It takes 8 crew members for stability.

    • D.

      It takes 100 crew members for stability.

    Correct Answer
    B. Depends on the specific production and its requirements.
    Explanation
    The number of crew members needed for stability in filmmaking can vary greatly depending on the specific production and its requirements. There is no fixed number that applies universally. Therefore, none of the provided options are universally correct. The number of crew members needed will depend on factors like the size of the production, the complexity of the scenes, the equipment used, and various other considerations.

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  • 6. 

    What is a China Ball?

    • A.

      China Balls are tools for your camera and tripod.

    • B.

      China Balls are the lights that come built into certain cameras.

    • C.

      China ball is a ball imported from China.

    • D.

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

    Correct Answer
    D. China Balls are small lights that you can adjust the brightness of.
    Explanation
    China Balls are small lights that you can adjust the brightness of. This means that they are not tools for your camera and tripod, lights that come built into certain cameras, or simply balls imported from China. The correct answer specifically states that China Balls are small lights that have adjustable brightness.

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  • 7. 

    Props also play an important part in a film.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Props are objects or items used by actors in a film to enhance the storytelling and create a more believable environment. They can include anything from furniture, clothing, and tools to smaller objects like books, phones, or even food. Props help to establish the setting, time period, and character traits, adding depth and realism to the film. They can also be used as plot devices or symbols to convey important information or advance the story. Therefore, it is true that props play an important part in a film.

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  • 8. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because shooting in a public place without permission can lead to legal consequences. Many jurisdictions require individuals or organizations to obtain permits or permissions before filming or taking photographs in public areas to ensure public safety, protect privacy rights, and regulate commercial activities. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in fines, lawsuits, or other legal trouble. Therefore, it is important to obtain the necessary permissions before shooting in a public place to avoid any potential problems.

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  • 9. 

    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!

    Correct Answer(s)
    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!
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that all of the mentioned strategies and tips are good for filmmaking. It emphasizes the importance of knowing what you can offer and what you want before making any offers or requests. It also emphasizes the importance of surrounding yourself with inspiring people and being aware of jealousy but not letting it affect you. Additionally, it suggests that if someone doesn't believe in you, they may not believe in anyone, and if you have to convince someone to join a film, it's best not to. It also mentions the importance of giving straight rejection and having a producer who is good at pretending if you are not. Overall, it implies that all of these suggestions are valuable for success in the film industry.

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  • 10. 

    How do you break down a script?

    • 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. Estimate how much it will COST, scene, by scene to decorate and get props.

    Correct Answer
    E. Break down what I’ll need to buy, rent, build, or create. Estimate how much it will COST, scene, by scene to decorate and get props.
    Explanation
    To break down a script, you should analyze and determine what items or elements you will need to acquire or create for the production. This includes estimating the cost of each item or prop needed, scene by scene, to decorate and furnish the set. By doing this, you can plan and budget accordingly for the necessary resources and ensure a smooth production process.

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