By: Nazia Adnin
My series of articles on Film Terminology began with first letter of English alphabet - A. Subsequently, “B” is my focused letter in this article. Here are film terminologies that start with “B”:
4) Below the line expenses: All physical production costs not included in the above-the-line expenses, including material costs, music rights, publicity, trailer, etc.
6) Blocking: A process of placing the actors on set where they will move and stand, so that lighting and camera placements may be set.
7) Blooper: A take of a scene not used in a movie, usually because of an on-camera mistake made by the cast or crew.
8) Body double aka Photo double: Body doubles are used to for shot requiring nudity or physical fitness. In such situation actor is replaced by a person who is up for nudity or suitable for particular scene.
10) Boom Operator: Member of the sound crew who operates the boom microphone.
11) Bounce Board: A large white card made of foam or poster board used to reflect soft light and for the soft key and fill.
12) Breakdown the script aka Breakdown: A detailed list of all items, people, props, equipment, etc required for a shoot on a day-by-day basis. Recording such lists aids in continuity and allows optimization of the time of actors and the crew.