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 12 names in this directory beginning with the letter N.
Narration
Narration is the process of telling a story, often used by documentary production companies to give a solid understanding to viewers. Narrators generally don’t feature in the film, documentary or video production, instead simply telling the story in voiceover style. (Cast)

Narrator
A Narrator is the individual used in a documentary production, educational video, public information broadest or corporate video production who tells the story. Video production companies and documentary makers refer to the Narrator as a Voiceover artist, however on-screen credits are expressed as a Narrator or Narrated by. (Cast)

ND Filter
ND Filters, also known as neutral density filters are used as a sunglasses over the lens (or in-camera as many modern video/cinema cameras have fitted internally). This enables camera operators to achieve a shallow depth of field in bright lighting conditions such as outdoors, without having to alter the aperture of the lens, which would increase depth of field.

ND Grads
Neutral Density Graduation or ND Grads as they are commonly referred to in the video and film industry are used for landscapes – to match exposure across the film, thereby balancing the overall picture (Camera crew)

Negative
Negatives are used in film or camera (non-digital) and represent a greyscale (black and white) image. Transparencies are colour versions of negatives. (Film Editing)

Nets
A bobbinet scrim is used to cut lighting intensity by either a half stop or full stop. (Grip/Lighting)

Noir
Usually refers to a classic black and white film noir style used in period films, typically employing harder lighting and the feel is dark - using low key camera lighting. (Camera/Lighting)

Non-linear editing (NLE)
Non-linear or NLE editing is a method of editing digitized footage using computer software as opposed to analogue hardware video editing, where edits follow a succession from beginning to end. NLE editing platforms include Avid, Premiere, Final Cut and Resolve

Nose grease
A very old expression used to lubricate the pressure plate by wiping it along the side of the nose.

Nose room
This is the distance between the subject and the edge of the frame in the direction the subject is looking. Also known as look room.

Notch
A recess on the film edge which automatically triggers a mechanism effecting modification of the duplication process, commonly a change of exposure / light intensity. (Film Editing)

NTSC
National Television Standards Committee. The organization that sets the American broadcast and videotape format standards for the FCC. Colour television in the US at 525 lines per frame, 29.97 frames per second.

# 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 12 names in this directory beginning with the letter N.
Narration
Narration is the process of telling a story, often used by documentary production companies to give a solid understanding to viewers. Narrators generally don’t feature in the film, documentary or video production, instead simply telling the story in voiceover style. (Cast)

Narrator
A Narrator is the individual used in a documentary production, educational video, public information broadest or corporate video production who tells the story. Video production companies and documentary makers refer to the Narrator as a Voiceover artist, however on-screen credits are expressed as a Narrator or Narrated by. (Cast)

ND Filter
ND Filters, also known as neutral density filters are used as a sunglasses over the lens (or in-camera as many modern video/cinema cameras have fitted internally). This enables camera operators to achieve a shallow depth of field in bright lighting conditions such as outdoors, without having to alter the aperture of the lens, which would increase depth of field.

ND Grads
Neutral Density Graduation or ND Grads as they are commonly referred to in the video and film industry are used for landscapes – to match exposure across the film, thereby balancing the overall picture (Camera crew)

Negative
Negatives are used in film or camera (non-digital) and represent a greyscale (black and white) image. Transparencies are colour versions of negatives. (Film Editing)

Nets
A bobbinet scrim is used to cut lighting intensity by either a half stop or full stop. (Grip/Lighting)

Noir
Usually refers to a classic black and white film noir style used in period films, typically employing harder lighting and the feel is dark - using low key camera lighting. (Camera/Lighting)

Non-linear editing (NLE)
Non-linear or NLE editing is a method of editing digitized footage using computer software as opposed to analogue hardware video editing, where edits follow a succession from beginning to end. NLE editing platforms include Avid, Premiere, Final Cut and Resolve

Nose grease
A very old expression used to lubricate the pressure plate by wiping it along the side of the nose.

Nose room
This is the distance between the subject and the edge of the frame in the direction the subject is looking. Also known as look room.

Notch
A recess on the film edge which automatically triggers a mechanism effecting modification of the duplication process, commonly a change of exposure / light intensity. (Film Editing)

NTSC
National Television Standards Committee. The organization that sets the American broadcast and videotape format standards for the FCC. Colour television in the US at 525 lines per frame, 29.97 frames per second.