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  • 1. 

    The ‘Key Creative Team’ consists of:

    • A.

      Executive producer, Director, Screenwriter

    • B.

      Producer, Director, Screenwriter

    • C.

      Producer, Director, Secretary

    • D.

      Cinematographer, Executive Producer, Director

    Correct Answer
    B. Producer, Director, Screenwriter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Producer, Director, Screenwriter. The key creative team in any production usually consists of these three roles. The producer is responsible for overseeing the entire project and managing the budget and logistics. The director is in charge of bringing the vision of the project to life and directing the actors and crew. The screenwriter is responsible for developing the script and creating the story. Together, these three roles work closely to create a successful production.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following production phases is the producer involved in?Select all the correct answers

    • A.

      Pre production

    • B.

      Production

    • C.

      Post production

    • D.

      Past production

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Pre production
    B. Production
    C. Post production
    Explanation
    The producer is involved in pre-production, production, and post-production phases of the production process. Pre-production involves planning, budgeting, and organizing the project before filming begins. Production is the actual filming or recording of the project. Post-production involves editing, sound design, visual effects, and other tasks necessary to complete the project after filming is done. "Past production" is not a valid production phase and is not involved in the producer's responsibilities.

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  • 3. 

    What is the role of an executive producer?

    • A.

      Make a financial contribution to the project

    • B.

      Facilitate funding

    • C.

      Invest in the project

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The role of an executive producer encompasses making a financial contribution to the project, facilitating funding, and investing in the project. This means that an executive producer not only provides financial support but also plays a crucial role in securing additional funding for the project. They are responsible for overseeing the financial aspects of the production and ensuring that the necessary resources are available to bring the project to fruition.

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  • 4. 

    Who’s job is it to make sure that the filming stays on schedule and within budget?

    • A.

      Production Manager

    • B.

      Production Coordinator

    • C.

      Production Supervisor

    • D.

      Production Accountant

    Correct Answer
    A. Production Manager
    Explanation
    The production manager is responsible for ensuring that the filming stays on schedule and within budget. They oversee all aspects of the production process, including coordinating with the director, managing the production team, and making sure that resources are allocated efficiently. The production manager plays a crucial role in keeping the project on track and ensuring that it is completed within the allocated time and budget constraints.

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  • 5. 

    The First Assistant Director’s main job is to:

    • A.

      Work closely with the Production Coordinator to create the daily Call Sheets that let the crew know the schedule and important details about the shooting day

    • B.

      Move actors from unit base, organise crowd scenes, and supervise one or more production assistants

    • C.

      Oversee day-to-day management of the cast and crew scheduling, equipment, script, and the set

    Correct Answer
    C. Oversee day-to-day management of the cast and crew scheduling, equipment, script, and the set
    Explanation
    The First Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of various aspects on set, including the cast and crew scheduling, equipment, script, and the set. They work closely with the Production Coordinator to create the daily Call Sheets, which provide important details and schedule information to the crew. Additionally, the First Assistant Director is involved in logistical tasks such as moving actors from unit base, organizing crowd scenes, and supervising production assistants.

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  • 6. 

    The Second Assistant Director’s main job is to:

    • A.

      Work closely with the Production Coordinator to create the daily Call Sheets that let the crew know the schedule and important details about the shooting day

    • B.

      Move actors from unit base, organise crowd scenes, and supervise one or more production assistants

    • C.

      Oversee day-to-day management of the cast and crew scheduling, equipment, script, and the set

    Correct Answer
    A. Work closely with the Production Coordinator to create the daily Call Sheets that let the crew know the schedule and important details about the shooting day
    Explanation
    The Second Assistant Director's main job is to work closely with the Production Coordinator to create the daily Call Sheets that let the crew know the schedule and important details about the shooting day. This involves coordinating with various departments, such as the camera, lighting, and sound departments, to ensure that everyone is aware of the schedule and any changes that may occur. The Second Assistant Director is responsible for ensuring that the crew and cast are prepared and informed about the day's activities, allowing for a smooth and efficient production process.

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  • 7. 

    The Third Assistant Director’s main job is to:

    • A.

      Work closely with the Production Coordinator to create the daily Call Sheets that let the crew know the schedule and important details about the shooting day

    • B.

      Move actors from unit base, organise crowd scenes, and supervise one or more production assistants

    • C.

      Oversee day-to-day management of the cast and crew scheduling, equipment, script, and the set

    Correct Answer
    B. Move actors from unit base, organise crowd scenes, and supervise one or more production assistants
    Explanation
    The Third Assistant Director's main job is to move actors from unit base, organize crowd scenes, and supervise one or more production assistants. This role involves coordinating the movement of actors to and from the set, ensuring that they are in the right place at the right time. They also handle crowd scenes, which may involve organizing and directing extras or background actors. Additionally, the Third Assistant Director is responsible for supervising production assistants, who assist with various tasks on set. Overall, their role is focused on the logistical aspects of managing actors and supporting the smooth operation of the production.

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  • 8. 

    The Script Supervisor is also known as:

    • A.

      Continuity

    • B.

      Continuance

    • C.

      Screen Writer

    • D.

      Script Coordinator

    Correct Answer
    A. Continuity
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Continuity." The script supervisor is responsible for ensuring continuity in a film or television production. They keep track of details such as actors' positions, props, and wardrobe to ensure consistency between scenes. They work closely with the director and cinematographer to ensure that each shot matches the previous one, making sure there are no continuity errors. The other options, such as "Continuance," "Screen Writer," and "Script Coordinator," do not accurately describe the role of a script supervisor.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these describes the role of the Script Editor?

    • A.

      Responsible for producing each draft of the script and annotating it for ease of use for the production team.

    • B.

      Provides a critical overview of the screenwriting process, using their analytical skills to help the screenwriter identify problems and thereby help to strengthen and develop the screenplay.

    Correct Answer
    B. Provides a critical overview of the screenwriting process, using their analytical skills to help the screenwriter identify problems and thereby help to strengthen and develop the screenplay.
    Explanation
    The Script Editor provides a critical overview of the screenwriting process and uses their analytical skills to help the screenwriter identify problems and strengthen the screenplay. They do not produce each draft of the script or annotate it for the production team.

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  • 10. 

    The Cinematographer (DOP) is:

    • A.

      The head of the camera and framing department of the film

    • B.

      The head of the camera operators of the film

    • C.

      The head of the camera and lighting department of the film

    • D.

      The head of camera loading and electrics of the film

    Correct Answer
    C. The head of the camera and lighting department of the film
    Explanation
    The cinematographer (DOP) is responsible for overseeing the camera and lighting department of a film. They work closely with the director to determine the visual style and mood of the film, and they collaborate with the camera operators and lighting technicians to achieve the desired look. The cinematographer is in charge of selecting the appropriate cameras, lenses, and lighting equipment, as well as setting up shots and framing the scenes. They play a crucial role in capturing the visual aesthetic of the film and translating the director's vision into reality.

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  • 11. 

    The First Assistant Camera is also known as

    • A.

      Clapper Loader

    • B.

      Focus Puller

    • C.

      Director of photography

    • D.

      Camera Production Assistant

    Correct Answer
    B. Focus Puller
    Explanation
    The First Assistant Camera, also known as the Focus Puller, is responsible for adjusting the focus of the camera during a shot. They work closely with the Director of Photography to ensure that the desired focus is achieved and maintained throughout the scene. The term "Focus Puller" refers to their primary role in pulling focus, which involves adjusting the lens to keep the subject in sharp focus as they move within the frame.

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  • 12. 

    The Second Assistant Camera is also known as

    • A.

      Clapper Loader

    • B.

      Focus Puller

    • C.

      Director of photography

    • D.

      Camera Production Assistant

    Correct Answer
    A. Clapper Loader
    Explanation
    The Second Assistant Camera is commonly referred to as the Clapper Loader. This role is responsible for loading and unloading film stock, marking scenes with the clapperboard, and assisting the First Assistant Camera with various tasks. The term "Clapper Loader" comes from the clapperboard used to mark the beginning of each take. This person works closely with the camera team to ensure smooth operation during the production. The other options listed, such as Focus Puller, Director of Photography, and Camera Production Assistant, are different roles within the camera department but not specifically synonymous with the Second Assistant Camera.

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  • 13. 

    The Best Boy (electrical) is: 

    • A.

      The son of the best man at a wedding

    • B.

      The chief assistant to the Gaffer

    • C.

      The chief assistant to the Producer

    • D.

      The chief assistant to the Lighting Technican

    Correct Answer
    B. The chief assistant to the Gaffer
    Explanation
    The Best Boy (electrical) is the chief assistant to the Gaffer. The Gaffer is the head of the electrical department on a film set, responsible for the lighting setup. The Best Boy assists the Gaffer in various tasks such as managing the lighting crew, coordinating equipment, and ensuring the smooth operation of the electrical department. They play a crucial role in the execution of the lighting plan and are an essential part of the production team.

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  • 14. 

    The Gaffer is sometimes credited as:

    • A.

      Chief electrical technician

    • B.

      Gaffer technician

    • C.

      Chief lighting technician

    • D.

      Lighting technician

    Correct Answer
    C. Chief lighting technician
    Explanation
    The Gaffer is sometimes credited as the Chief lighting technician because in the film and television industry, the Gaffer is responsible for the overall lighting setup and execution. They work closely with the Director of Photography to achieve the desired lighting effects and create the right atmosphere for the scene. The Gaffer is in charge of the electrical department and supervises the lighting crew, ensuring that all lighting equipment is properly set up and operated. Therefore, the term "Chief lighting technician" accurately describes the role and responsibilities of the Gaffer.

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  • 15. 

    A Foley Artist:

    • A.

      Is responsible for writing the music

    • B.

      Creates and records sound effects

    • C.

      Creates special visual effects

    • D.

      Is the head of the electrical department

    Correct Answer
    B. Creates and records sound effects
    Explanation
    A Foley Artist is responsible for creating and recording sound effects. They use various objects and techniques to recreate sounds that enhance the realism and atmosphere of a film or TV show. This involves creating sounds for footsteps, doors opening and closing, and other everyday sounds that may not have been captured during filming. The Foley Artist works closely with the sound designer and editor to ensure that the sound effects seamlessly blend with the visuals and enhance the overall audio experience for the audience.

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  • 16. 

    The person responsible for creating the physical, visual appearance of the film is the:

    • A.

      Director of Photography

    • B.

      Set Designer

    • C.

      Production Designer

    • D.

      Production Coordinator

    Correct Answer
    C. Production Designer
    Explanation
    The production designer is responsible for creating the physical, visual appearance of the film. They work closely with the director to establish the overall look and feel of the film, including the sets, costumes, props, and overall aesthetic. They collaborate with the art department to bring the director's vision to life and ensure that the visual elements of the film align with the story being told. The production designer plays a crucial role in setting the tone and atmosphere of the film through their design choices.

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  • 17. 

    The following roles belong to which production period?Editor, Compositor, Foley Artist

    • A.

      Pre production

    • B.

      Production

    • C.

      Post production

    Correct Answer
    C. Post production
    Explanation
    The roles of an Editor, Compositor, and Foley Artist all belong to the post-production period. The Editor is responsible for assembling and arranging the footage, while the Compositor creates visual effects and combines different elements to create the final image. The Foley Artist creates and records sound effects to enhance the audio quality of the production. These roles are all involved in the final stages of production, after filming has been completed.

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  • 18. 

    The Sound Editor is responsible for:

    • A.

      Assembling and editing all sound effects in the soundtrack

    • B.

      Assembling and editing all dialogue in the soundtrack

    • C.

      Creating and recording the sound effects for a soundtrack

    • D.

      Assembling and editing all music in the soundtrack

    Correct Answer
    A. Assembling and editing all sound effects in the soundtrack
    Explanation
    The Sound Editor is responsible for assembling and editing all sound effects in the soundtrack. This means that they are in charge of selecting and arranging various sound effects to enhance the overall audio experience of a film or project. They also have the task of editing these sound effects to ensure they are synchronized with the visuals and create the desired impact. This role does not involve creating or recording sound effects, as that falls under the responsibility of a Sound Designer or Foley Artist.

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  • 19. 

    An ‘offline editor’ assembles various shots into a coherent film. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An offline editor is responsible for assembling various shots into a coherent film. This involves selecting the best shots, arranging them in the desired order, and making sure they flow smoothly to create a cohesive narrative. The offline editor works closely with the director and other members of the post-production team to bring the vision of the film to life. This process is crucial in creating a final product that is visually engaging and tells a compelling story. Therefore, the statement "An 'offline editor' assembles various shots into a coherent film" is true.

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  • 20. 

    An ‘online editor’ assembles various shots into a coherent film. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    An online editor is not responsible for assembling various shots into a coherent film. This task is typically handled by a film editor. An online editor, on the other hand, is responsible for the final editing and finishing of a film, including color correction, audio mixing, and visual effects.

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  • 21. 

    The Producer is basically in charge of the creative success of the film 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the answer "False" is that while the Producer plays a crucial role in the overall success of a film, they are not specifically responsible for the creative success. The Producer's main responsibilities include securing funding, managing the budget, hiring the cast and crew, and overseeing the production process. The creative success of a film is typically attributed to the Director, who is responsible for bringing the vision of the film to life and making creative decisions.

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  • 22. 

    The Director is basically in charge of the creative success of the film.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The director plays a crucial role in the creative success of a film. They are responsible for overseeing and guiding the artistic vision of the project, making decisions on the visual style, performances, and overall storytelling. The director collaborates with various departments and individuals to bring their vision to life, ensuring that the film meets their creative vision and objectives. Their leadership and creative direction greatly influence the final outcome of the film, making them integral to its success. Therefore, the statement "The Director is basically in charge of the creative success of the film" is true.

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  • 23. 

    The Director does not have to answer to anyone – he or she is totally in charge of the production. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The Director does not have to answer to anyone – he or she is totally in charge of the production" is false. While the director is indeed in charge of the production, they still have to answer to various individuals and entities. They may have to answer to the producers, the studio executives, the actors, and other members of the production team. Additionally, the director may also have to answer to the audience and critics who evaluate the final product. Thus, the director is not completely free from accountability and responsibility.

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  • 24. 

    The Production Manager directly supervises the Production Coordinator. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the Production Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of the production process, including coordinating and supervising the work of the Production Coordinator. The Production Coordinator assists the Production Manager in organizing and scheduling production activities, ensuring that resources are allocated properly, and communicating with various departments and stakeholders. Therefore, the Production Manager directly supervises the Production Coordinator.

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  • 25. 

    The Cinematographer is also known as the:

    • A.

      Chief Lighting Technician

    • B.

      Visual Effects Supervisor

    • C.

      Director of Visual Effects

    • D.

      Director of Photography

    Correct Answer
    D. Director of Photography
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Director of Photography. The term "Cinematographer" refers to the person responsible for the artistic and technical decisions related to the camera and lighting in a film or television production. They work closely with the director to achieve the desired visual style and mood of the project. The other options listed, such as Chief Lighting Technician, Visual Effects Supervisor, and Director of Visual Effects, are different roles within the filmmaking process that do not encompass the overall responsibilities of a Cinematographer.

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