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 11 names in this directory beginning with the letter V.
Variac
A device used to create variable Alternating Current from a standard mains voltage – Variac stands for Variable Alternating Current. (Lighting)

Varispeed
Varispeed is a methodology used in video production, to increasing or decrease the overall tape speed to allow matching with the musical pitch of tape playback. (Editing)

Vault box
A white cardboard box for storing 1,000 feet of 35mm film is called a Vault Box. (Camera crew / labs)

Veeder counter
A Veeder Counter is the brand of mechanical counter which is actuated using a rotary shaft movement. A Veeder Counter may be calibrated to systems of measurement like feet or frames. (Film editing)

VFX
See Visual Effects

Videographer
A name given to a camera operator, DoP, Shooting Director – the name simply means a person who films video.

Visual effects
Visual Effects: are the various processes by which imagery is created and/or manipulated outside the context of a live action shoot. Visual effects often involve the integration of live-action footage and computer-generated imagery (CGI) in order to create environments which look realistic, but would be dangerous, costly, or simply impossible to capture on film. They have become increasingly common in big-budget films, and have also recently become accessible to the amateur filmmaker with the introduction of affordable animation and compositing software.

Voice-over
Voice-over is the narration of a film or TV advert, which takes place in a studio, recording non-synchronously to any dialogue or footage recorded. The Voice-over artist is the talent whose voice is used.

Vox-Pop
Vox Populi are generally talking head interviews with members of the public on a radio or television programme.

VT
An abbreviation short for Video Tape

VU meter
A meter displaying audio levels in volume, used to monitor volume and distortion, to assist in optimising sound levels during video or film production. (Sound)

# 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 11 names in this directory beginning with the letter V.
Variac
A device used to create variable Alternating Current from a standard mains voltage – Variac stands for Variable Alternating Current. (Lighting)

Varispeed
Varispeed is a methodology used in video production, to increasing or decrease the overall tape speed to allow matching with the musical pitch of tape playback. (Editing)

Vault box
A white cardboard box for storing 1,000 feet of 35mm film is called a Vault Box. (Camera crew / labs)

Veeder counter
A Veeder Counter is the brand of mechanical counter which is actuated using a rotary shaft movement. A Veeder Counter may be calibrated to systems of measurement like feet or frames. (Film editing)

VFX
See Visual Effects

Videographer
A name given to a camera operator, DoP, Shooting Director – the name simply means a person who films video.

Visual effects
Visual Effects: are the various processes by which imagery is created and/or manipulated outside the context of a live action shoot. Visual effects often involve the integration of live-action footage and computer-generated imagery (CGI) in order to create environments which look realistic, but would be dangerous, costly, or simply impossible to capture on film. They have become increasingly common in big-budget films, and have also recently become accessible to the amateur filmmaker with the introduction of affordable animation and compositing software.

Voice-over
Voice-over is the narration of a film or TV advert, which takes place in a studio, recording non-synchronously to any dialogue or footage recorded. The Voice-over artist is the talent whose voice is used.

Vox-Pop
Vox Populi are generally talking head interviews with members of the public on a radio or television programme.

VT
An abbreviation short for Video Tape

VU meter
A meter displaying audio levels in volume, used to monitor volume and distortion, to assist in optimising sound levels during video or film production. (Sound)