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 19 names in this directory beginning with the letter L.
Ladder pod
The Ladder Pod is a British invention used to generate static camera shots from a high position. They look like three ladders tied together at a 120-degree angle with the camera position at the very top. They extend up to 20 feet high and are sometimes used by film or video production companies where budget is an issue or a high vantage point does not exist for allowing high camera shots. (Camera crew)

Lamp
A lamp is simply the bulb inside a lighting unit. Video production services companies can sometimes call the entire lighting unit a Lamp and may say something like, are we using a 2K lamp? (Lighting)

Latitude
The Latitude is the range which video production companies produce viable images when using a camera – outside this range, images are regarded as either underexposed or overexposed. (Camera crew)

Lavelier microphone
A small, discreet and sometimes hidden microphone used for film production.

Library shot
Library shot is stock footage used within a production which is either quicker or more cost-efficient to rent than it is to film from scratch. (Film Editing)

Line producer
Line Producer is a key member of the production team.

Linear video editing
Linear video editing is selecting, arranging, and modifying the images and sound recorded on video tape, whether captured by a video camera or recorded in a studio, in a linear fashion.

Lip-Sync
The synchronisation between speech and sound in a film or video production. (Production / post-production)

Live recording
Recording sound and/or vision during a live performance or event.

Location manager
The primary scout for finding, exploring and recommending filming locations for productions.

Location shoot
Filming outside a studio at another place e.g., office, stadium, hall, factory, field, city centre etc.

Location sound
Sound recorded at the actual location and not within an studio environment. (Sound)

Locked Cut
The final cut of a TV series, film or video production after which no further changes are allowed before transmission.

Locked down shot
Locked down or lock-off is when the brakes on the tripod head are engaged to keep the camera still so that it cannot move during a shot.

Long lens
A telephoto lens much greater than human (around 50mm) vision. A long lens is generally something upwards of 200mm. It refers to the focal length of the lens rather than how long the lens is, however often a longer focal length lens is also longer in length. (Camera)

Long shot
A view of a scene or character from a distance (Camera)

Low key
Low key lighting is opposite to high key lighting. Low key is generally full of contrast and shadows, creating mood and a more cinematic experience. Low key lighting has a lot of shadows and contrast. High key lighting has very little contrast and therefore shadows are minimal. (Lighting)

Luminance
This describes the brightness (higher light value) of a visual image.

Lux
Lux and Footcandles are units of measurement for lighting. Lux is the the metric equivalent of footcandle.

# 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 19 names in this directory beginning with the letter L.
Ladder pod
The Ladder Pod is a British invention used to generate static camera shots from a high position. They look like three ladders tied together at a 120-degree angle with the camera position at the very top. They extend up to 20 feet high and are sometimes used by film or video production companies where budget is an issue or a high vantage point does not exist for allowing high camera shots. (Camera crew)

Lamp
A lamp is simply the bulb inside a lighting unit. Video production services companies can sometimes call the entire lighting unit a Lamp and may say something like, are we using a 2K lamp? (Lighting)

Latitude
The Latitude is the range which video production companies produce viable images when using a camera – outside this range, images are regarded as either underexposed or overexposed. (Camera crew)

Lavelier microphone
A small, discreet and sometimes hidden microphone used for film production.

Library shot
Library shot is stock footage used within a production which is either quicker or more cost-efficient to rent than it is to film from scratch. (Film Editing)

Line producer
Line Producer is a key member of the production team.

Linear video editing
Linear video editing is selecting, arranging, and modifying the images and sound recorded on video tape, whether captured by a video camera or recorded in a studio, in a linear fashion.

Lip-Sync
The synchronisation between speech and sound in a film or video production. (Production / post-production)

Live recording
Recording sound and/or vision during a live performance or event.

Location manager
The primary scout for finding, exploring and recommending filming locations for productions.

Location shoot
Filming outside a studio at another place e.g., office, stadium, hall, factory, field, city centre etc.

Location sound
Sound recorded at the actual location and not within an studio environment. (Sound)

Locked Cut
The final cut of a TV series, film or video production after which no further changes are allowed before transmission.

Locked down shot
Locked down or lock-off is when the brakes on the tripod head are engaged to keep the camera still so that it cannot move during a shot.

Long lens
A telephoto lens much greater than human (around 50mm) vision. A long lens is generally something upwards of 200mm. It refers to the focal length of the lens rather than how long the lens is, however often a longer focal length lens is also longer in length. (Camera)

Long shot
A view of a scene or character from a distance (Camera)

Low key
Low key lighting is opposite to high key lighting. Low key is generally full of contrast and shadows, creating mood and a more cinematic experience. Low key lighting has a lot of shadows and contrast. High key lighting has very little contrast and therefore shadows are minimal. (Lighting)

Luminance
This describes the brightness (higher light value) of a visual image.

Lux
Lux and Footcandles are units of measurement for lighting. Lux is the the metric equivalent of footcandle.