FILM & VIDEO PRODUCTION GLOSSARY

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
There are currently 16 names in this directory beginning with the letter E.
Ear
An Ear is to erect a flag up on the side of a lighting unit, with the purpose of controlling or blocking out light. Video production companies and film & documentary makers, also call this a Sider. (Grip / lighting)

EBU
EBU is the European Broadcast Union. The EBU standard means that 25 FPS time code is used by video production companies in Europe as standard. (Film & video production)

Echo
An Echo is caused by the reflection of sound waves from within a room or tunnel. An Echo is a repeating sound which can be a desired or unwanted effect, dependent on the circumstances in video production. (Sound)

ECU
See Extreme Close Up

Edit Decision List
Used in corporate video production editing, the EDL or Edit Decision List is simply a list of SMPTE codes, with specific directions for effects, dissolves, fades etc, for use in the final cut (Corporate Video Production Editing and film editing).

Edit Master
This is a common corporate video production company term for the tape which contains a finished production. (video editing)

Edit Points
The start and end points in a sequence are referred to by corporate video production companies as edit in and out points.

EDL
See Edit Decision List

Effective Output Level
A measure which is employed by sound engineers to rate or gauge microphones in corporate video production. Also, it can indicate whether a microphone pre-amp is needed, if required and also indicates the decibels of power available in relation to the pressure of sound. (Sound engineering)

Essential Area
Better known as Action Safe area within the corporate video industry, the essential area is the region on screen which directors, camera operators and video editors must all ensure contains the action. Anything outside this area may appear on TV sets or may be off the edge of the set (depending on the set), that’s why it’s called the safe area. No two different types of TV set are ever the same! (TV Broadcasting and Distribution)

Establishing Shot
The name for the first scene of a film or the start of a new sequence which is used to communicate to viewers that they are watching something new or specific to a different element of the story. Corporate video production techniques used by corporate video companies will ensure that establishing shots are used when necessary in a production. (Corporate video production and TV production)

Executive Producer
Depending on the video company or film which is being made the executive producer can be the individual who runs the entire production or in some circumstances, their names are used as a credit for generating the financial interest in the film, providing a ‘main name’ or simply for ensuring that the production is well promoted. At thinktank, an executive producer within the corporate video productions teams is the individual responsible for project managing and running the production, in collaboration with a director of photography, who is responsible for the overall creative feel of the production. (corporate video production and feature film production).

Extension Tubes
A creative way of shooting close up shots is to use an extension tube to place the lens further away from the camera than normal. This gives a macro-effect and only a slight compensation by the camera operator is required to achieve this (Crew)

Extreme Close Up
Extreme Close Ups or ECUs are used in corporate video productions, feature films and documentary productions to show an on-screen image of a person or object which is very close up. This is often used to show emotion or intense detail. Moving into an ECU from far away, a type of zoom or crash zoom can be used for dramatic effect, when used very sparingly or if at all by a producer or cameraman. (corporate video production and film)

Eye line
The eye line is where talent or a contributor is told to look towards, during filming.

Eyepiece cover
Sometimes also referred to as a teddy bear’s a*hole the eyepiece cover is changed in feature film production practically every day. They generally have a top surface like a soft leather and a sponge-like underside. Film crews change them regularly to avoid unwanted eye infections. (Crew)

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
There are currently 16 names in this directory beginning with the letter E.
Ear
An Ear is to erect a flag up on the side of a lighting unit, with the purpose of controlling or blocking out light. Video production companies and film & documentary makers, also call this a Sider. (Grip / lighting)

EBU
EBU is the European Broadcast Union. The EBU standard means that 25 FPS time code is used by video production companies in Europe as standard. (Film & video production)

Echo
An Echo is caused by the reflection of sound waves from within a room or tunnel. An Echo is a repeating sound which can be a desired or unwanted effect, dependent on the circumstances in video production. (Sound)

ECU
See Extreme Close Up

Edit Decision List
Used in corporate video production editing, the EDL or Edit Decision List is simply a list of SMPTE codes, with specific directions for effects, dissolves, fades etc, for use in the final cut (Corporate Video Production Editing and film editing).

Edit Master
This is a common corporate video production company term for the tape which contains a finished production. (video editing)

Edit Points
The start and end points in a sequence are referred to by corporate video production companies as edit in and out points.

EDL
See Edit Decision List

Effective Output Level
A measure which is employed by sound engineers to rate or gauge microphones in corporate video production. Also, it can indicate whether a microphone pre-amp is needed, if required and also indicates the decibels of power available in relation to the pressure of sound. (Sound engineering)

Essential Area
Better known as Action Safe area within the corporate video industry, the essential area is the region on screen which directors, camera operators and video editors must all ensure contains the action. Anything outside this area may appear on TV sets or may be off the edge of the set (depending on the set), that’s why it’s called the safe area. No two different types of TV set are ever the same! (TV Broadcasting and Distribution)

Establishing Shot
The name for the first scene of a film or the start of a new sequence which is used to communicate to viewers that they are watching something new or specific to a different element of the story. Corporate video production techniques used by corporate video companies will ensure that establishing shots are used when necessary in a production. (Corporate video production and TV production)

Executive Producer
Depending on the video company or film which is being made the executive producer can be the individual who runs the entire production or in some circumstances, their names are used as a credit for generating the financial interest in the film, providing a ‘main name’ or simply for ensuring that the production is well promoted. At thinktank, an executive producer within the corporate video productions teams is the individual responsible for project managing and running the production, in collaboration with a director of photography, who is responsible for the overall creative feel of the production. (corporate video production and feature film production).

Extension Tubes
A creative way of shooting close up shots is to use an extension tube to place the lens further away from the camera than normal. This gives a macro-effect and only a slight compensation by the camera operator is required to achieve this (Crew)

Extreme Close Up
Extreme Close Ups or ECUs are used in corporate video productions, feature films and documentary productions to show an on-screen image of a person or object which is very close up. This is often used to show emotion or intense detail. Moving into an ECU from far away, a type of zoom or crash zoom can be used for dramatic effect, when used very sparingly or if at all by a producer or cameraman. (corporate video production and film)

Eye line
The eye line is where talent or a contributor is told to look towards, during filming.

Eyepiece cover
Sometimes also referred to as a teddy bear’s a*hole the eyepiece cover is changed in feature film production practically every day. They generally have a top surface like a soft leather and a sponge-like underside. Film crews change them regularly to avoid unwanted eye infections. (Crew)