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 T.
T-stop
Cinema lenses are rated in T-stops, whereas photo lenses are in F-Stops. The T-stop represents the real amount of light passing through the lens and the T-stop is generally always a higher number than the F-stop because of the difference between theory and actual light passing through the lens. (Camera crew)

Take-down
Take down is the way light is dampened during video production through dimmers, nets, flags or scrims.

Talent
Actors, Musicians and Voice-over artists are called Talent in the film industry.

Talking head
A Talking Head or Vox-Pop is an individual who generally talks to the camera to give a view, such as in News.

Technical product video
A detailed user-guide or technical insight into how a product functions. It is likely to be a promotional film which highlights the main features and benefits of the product in detail. (Promotion)

Telephoto lens
A lens with a long focal length, used for taking closeups from a distance, for example for wildlife filming or sports videos where the subject needs to be a lot bigger than they would appear with the naked eye if the viewer was standing next to the camera.

Teleprompter
Teleprompters are sometimes called Auto-Cue, which is a brand of teleprompter. It displays scrolling text which is reflected towards the presenter’s face, as if it was being projected from the camera lens itself. This allows the presenter to talk directly to the camera and read a long script at the same time.

Tenner
A tenner is a standard studio 10K lighting unit, as opposed to a baby 10 or a Big Eye, which are also 10K lighting units. (Lighting)

Testimonial
Testimonial films, also known as customer reference films, are filmed featuring a like-minded product or service user, which had similar problems to the target audience for the film, but solved their problem by using a particular product or service. They are very powerful sales tools because it is a respected third-party telling the sales story in a way which engages well with the viewer.

Title safe
The area of the screen where titles or subtitles will be displayed, without being chopped off on different screens.

Tophat
Equipment which enables the camera operator to film very low from the floor, using a fluid head.

Track
This is the rail that a Dolly rides on during filming

Tracking shot
A moving shot which tracks the subject or action (the camera is moved rather than panned or tilted).

Trailer
A short publicity film which advertises a film or forthcoming presentations.

Two-column scripts
A Two-Column Script is a type of video script used by scriptwriters for films. (scriptwriting)

Two-Shot
A camera view which includes two subjects, such as political interviews, corporate video interviews or educational video interviews.

# 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 T.
T-stop
Cinema lenses are rated in T-stops, whereas photo lenses are in F-Stops. The T-stop represents the real amount of light passing through the lens and the T-stop is generally always a higher number than the F-stop because of the difference between theory and actual light passing through the lens. (Camera crew)

Take-down
Take down is the way light is dampened during video production through dimmers, nets, flags or scrims.

Talent
Actors, Musicians and Voice-over artists are called Talent in the film industry.

Talking head
A Talking Head or Vox-Pop is an individual who generally talks to the camera to give a view, such as in News.

Technical product video
A detailed user-guide or technical insight into how a product functions. It is likely to be a promotional film which highlights the main features and benefits of the product in detail. (Promotion)

Telephoto lens
A lens with a long focal length, used for taking closeups from a distance, for example for wildlife filming or sports videos where the subject needs to be a lot bigger than they would appear with the naked eye if the viewer was standing next to the camera.

Teleprompter
Teleprompters are sometimes called Auto-Cue, which is a brand of teleprompter. It displays scrolling text which is reflected towards the presenter’s face, as if it was being projected from the camera lens itself. This allows the presenter to talk directly to the camera and read a long script at the same time.

Tenner
A tenner is a standard studio 10K lighting unit, as opposed to a baby 10 or a Big Eye, which are also 10K lighting units. (Lighting)

Testimonial
Testimonial films, also known as customer reference films, are filmed featuring a like-minded product or service user, which had similar problems to the target audience for the film, but solved their problem by using a particular product or service. They are very powerful sales tools because it is a respected third-party telling the sales story in a way which engages well with the viewer.

Title safe
The area of the screen where titles or subtitles will be displayed, without being chopped off on different screens.

Tophat
Equipment which enables the camera operator to film very low from the floor, using a fluid head.

Track
This is the rail that a Dolly rides on during filming

Tracking shot
A moving shot which tracks the subject or action (the camera is moved rather than panned or tilted).

Trailer
A short publicity film which advertises a film or forthcoming presentations.

Two-column scripts
A Two-Column Script is a type of video script used by scriptwriters for films. (scriptwriting)

Two-Shot
A camera view which includes two subjects, such as political interviews, corporate video interviews or educational video interviews.