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Movie Jargon Dictionary. By: Meghan Franks. Cameo ( kam - ee -oh). Noun A brief, non-speaking or walk-on role. Special single scene appearance by a famous actor. CGI- Computer Generated Imagery.

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Movie jargon dictionary

Movie Jargon Dictionary

By: Meghan Franks


Cameo kam ee oh
Cameo (kam-ee-oh)

  • Noun

    A brief, non-speaking

    or walk-on role.

    Special single scene

    appearance by a famous

    actor.


Cgi computer generated imagery
CGI-Computer Generated Imagery

The use of 3D computer graphics and technology to create special effects and illusion of motion.

Jurassic Park


Package pak ij
Package (pak-ij)

  • Noun

    A package is a way to get people to invest in the film by promising a great story, a big name actor, a big name director and screenwriter all as one deal.


Claymation kley mey shuhn
Claymation (kley-mey-shuhn)

  • Noun

    The animation of models constructed of clay, putty, or other moldable materials that are moved and filmed using stop-motion photography.


Gaffer gaf er
Gaffer (gaf-er)

  • Noun

    The name given to the chief electrician on a movie set. He is responsible for various lighting hardware used on the set.


Nickelodeon nik uh loh dee uhn
Nickelodeon (nik-uh-loh-dee-uhn)

  • Noun

    An early motion picture theater

    where a film or a variety show

    could be seen. The name was

    derived from the 5 cent charge to patrons.


Rating system
Rating System

  • Noun

    MPAA film rating system,

    instituted in late 1968.

    A classification system for films

    based on age appropriateness in terms

    of content, offensiveness or violence.


Gaffer gaf er1
Gaffer (gaf-er)

  • Noun

    The name given to the chief electrician on a movie set. He is responsible for various lighting hardware used on the set.


Sequel see kwuhl
Sequel (see-kwuhl)

  • Noun

    A cinematic work that presents the continuation of characters, settings and events of a story from a previously made movie.


Rough cut
Rough cut

  • Noun

    The first edition of a movie before music or effects are added. It provides and idea of what the finished film will look like.


Soft focus
Soft Focus

  • Noun

    An image that is created using a special lens. It is used to blur surrounding areas of a film when the close up is on the actor or actress so the viewer focuses on them. Also, used when dreams are shown.


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