How Well Do You Know The Film Industry?

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How Well Do You Know The Film Industry?

The Loughran Consulting Group challenges you and other filmmakers to some film industry trivia. Do you have the know how to make it in this business? Find out by completing the test below to determine how much you really know about making movies. Stay tuned for progressively more difficult questionnaires and trivia. www. Loughrancg. Com


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which position is above the line?
    • A. 

      Screenwriter

    • B. 

      Editor

    • C. 

      Director of Photography

    • D. 

      1st Assistant Director

    • E. 

      Production Designer

  • 2. 
    Who is the first person to report to set on any given day of shooting on location?
    • A. 

      Director

    • B. 

      Actors

    • C. 

      Key Grip

    • D. 

      Honeywagon (Porta-potty) Delivery Person

    • E. 

      Craft Service

  • 3. 
    What is a strip-board?
    • A. 

      A wardrobe designer's presentation board.

    • B. 

      A board used to outline shots and setups.

    • C. 

      A board used to organize shooting days and locations.

    • D. 

      A means of advertisement.

    • E. 

      An illuminated board used to hang strips of film used in editing on a flatbed.

  • 4. 
    What is telecine?
    • A. 

      A method of broadcasting television.

    • B. 

      A manner of projecting film onto a screen.

    • C. 

      A process of developing film.

    • D. 

      A process of transferring film onto a digital or video medium.

    • E. 

      Exhibition of a motion picture on television.

  • 5. 
    Of the following, who is allowed to directly approach the director on set?
    • A. 

      The key grip

    • B. 

      The cinematographer

    • C. 

      The wardrobe designer

    • D. 

      The sound mixer

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    How important is it to have a contract with anyone you work with professionally in the film industry?
    • A. 

      Not at all important, trust is much more important.

    • B. 

      Somewhat important, but an oral agreement is just as good.

    • C. 

      Depends on the situation, a contract is good to have with strangers but friends don't need to sign anything.

    • D. 

      Pretty important, anyone that has not worked with me on other projects in the past should sign them.

    • E. 

      Unequivocally important, anyone and everyone that works on a film should sign a written contract.

  • 7. 
    What is an independent film?
    • A. 

      A film that is self-distributed by the filmmakers with no distributing companies involved.

    • B. 

      A film that is produced to be exhibited exclusively at film festivals.

    • C. 

      A film that is produced outside of the major film production studios.

    • D. 

      A film made by a first time director.

    • E. 

      A film made for under $100k.

  • 8. 
    How long is creative copyright valid before a registered work becomes part of the public domain?
    • A. 

      75 years

    • B. 

      150 years

    • C. 

      The life of the author plus 50 years

    • D. 

      The life of the author plus 70 years

    • E. 

      The life of the author plus 90 years

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      A contingency is a sum of money set aside in case the film goes over budget.

    • B. 

      A contingency is a deposit used to secure a location or similar reservations in pre-production.

    • C. 

      A contingency is a budget breakdown's reference to salaries maintained by payroll.

    • D. 

      A contingency is the amount of money spent on copyright material.

    • E. 

      A contingency is not located in the film's budget.

  • 10. 
    If these questions were somewhat difficult for you, who should you turn to?
    • A. 

      The Loughran Consulting Group www.loughrancg.com

    • B. 

      Ghostbusters

    • C. 

      A pint of ice cream

    • D. 

      A magic 8 ball

    • E. 

      A lucky rabbit foot

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