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 13 names in this directory beginning with the letter G.
G

Gaffer
The Gaffer is the name used for the chief lighting technician on a video or film set. The Gaffer is the person who is in charge of the electrical department throughout the entire duration of the video production. (Production / crew / electrical)

Gaffer tape
A versatile non-sticky tape using in video production. Generally the tape is black and 2 inches wide.

Gain
Gain is the ratio of output signal, compared to the same signal’s input. Film or video production companies use the term gain and when discussing units, they are always decibels. (Sound)

Gamma
Gamma is the measurement used to determine the ratio or amount of contrast in a negative, print or on screen. (Picture)

Gels
Gels are known as colour gels and change the colour, intensity or hardness of light. (Lighting)

General Views (GVs)
General Views are a selection of shots of the location. GVs are used to establish a scene within a location during a video, TV or film production. (Camera crew)

Gimbal
A device used to stabilise cameras for handheld or use on a remote device such as a drone. (Camera)

Gobo
A gobo (go between) is a metal, glass or material object used for shaping light. For example logos, leaf shapes, blinds, doors, window shapes can be superimposed on a person, wall or floor using a gobo (Grip)

Grading
Grading is the process of adjusting colour within a film edit. The grading process gives a finished look and feel, for example, grading can enhance or reduce colour contrast, saturation and enhance or reduce highlights. Midtones or shadows. Grading is used in most film productions and also is used if a production is filmed using LOG footage, which expands the dynamic ability of the footage to hold data which can be better adjusted during the grading process. (Post production)

Green room
Green Room: A green room is a private room for talent to wait, relax and be touched-up for make-up/hair.

Greenscreen
Greenscreen: See chromakeying.

Grip
A grip works on a film set to maintain and operate equipment used in production. In the UK the term can apply to camera mounting equipment, such as tracks, platforms etc.

# 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 13 names in this directory beginning with the letter G.
G

Gaffer
The Gaffer is the name used for the chief lighting technician on a video or film set. The Gaffer is the person who is in charge of the electrical department throughout the entire duration of the video production. (Production / crew / electrical)

Gaffer tape
A versatile non-sticky tape using in video production. Generally the tape is black and 2 inches wide.

Gain
Gain is the ratio of output signal, compared to the same signal’s input. Film or video production companies use the term gain and when discussing units, they are always decibels. (Sound)

Gamma
Gamma is the measurement used to determine the ratio or amount of contrast in a negative, print or on screen. (Picture)

Gels
Gels are known as colour gels and change the colour, intensity or hardness of light. (Lighting)

General Views (GVs)
General Views are a selection of shots of the location. GVs are used to establish a scene within a location during a video, TV or film production. (Camera crew)

Gimbal
A device used to stabilise cameras for handheld or use on a remote device such as a drone. (Camera)

Gobo
A gobo (go between) is a metal, glass or material object used for shaping light. For example logos, leaf shapes, blinds, doors, window shapes can be superimposed on a person, wall or floor using a gobo (Grip)

Grading
Grading is the process of adjusting colour within a film edit. The grading process gives a finished look and feel, for example, grading can enhance or reduce colour contrast, saturation and enhance or reduce highlights. Midtones or shadows. Grading is used in most film productions and also is used if a production is filmed using LOG footage, which expands the dynamic ability of the footage to hold data which can be better adjusted during the grading process. (Post production)

Green room
Green Room: A green room is a private room for talent to wait, relax and be touched-up for make-up/hair.

Greenscreen
Greenscreen: See chromakeying.

Grip
A grip works on a film set to maintain and operate equipment used in production. In the UK the term can apply to camera mounting equipment, such as tracks, platforms etc.