|Fade Or Fade-Out||Often used to end a scene, whereby the image becomes darker and darker until it turns black|
French genre of film that overlaps with science fiction, horror and fantasy.
A location outside the studio or set
Film commissions are quasi-governmental, non-profit, public organizations that attract motion media production crews (including movies, TV and commercials) to shoot on location in their respective localities, and offer support so that productions can accomplish their work smoothly.
The rectangular opening in the front of a celluloid camera where the film is exposed to light. Checking the gate is a very important part of operating the camera and is checked regularly.
|Film Gauge||The width in mm of a strip of film, eg 35mm|
|Film Noir||A genre of bleak, serious film that originated in the 1940s. Often shot in a dark, shadowy style|
|Film Stock||The actual physical strip of film onto which the shots are recorded|
|Filter||A covering placed in front of the camera lens to change the lighting or look of a shot|
Industry standard script writing software.
|Finals||The last alterations to the actor by the make-up artist before the camera rolls|
First Assistant Director - Provides right hand support to the director, particularly with scheduling
|First Assistant Director||Provides right hand support to the director, particularly with scheduling|
|First Generation||An original recording, rather than a duplicate copy|
|Fish Eye Lens||A camera lens so wide it produces a panoramic shot that appears curved|
|Fishpole||A small arm with a microphone attached|
|Flash Frame||When two shots are broken very quickly by a single clear frame to give a dramatic flash of white during the action|
|Flashback||When a character and/or the viewer is transported to a previous event or scene|
|Flash-Forward||When a character and/or the viewer is transported to a future event or scene|
|Flat||A pretend wall used on TV sets|
|Flatbed||A kind of table used in editing whereby the pictures and sound reels are laid horizontally on specially designed motorised plates|
|Floor Manager||The person who passes information from the director in a TV studio gallery to the rest of the crew on the studio floor. Also briefs the studio audience and manages any guests time counts and cues. Oversees any technical issues that may arise during filming|
|Flop||A box office disaster|
|Focus Puller||The person responsible for maintaining sharp images during filming, such as changing the direction setting on a lens to cover the distance of an actor from the focal plane|
|Foley Artist||The person who creates sound effects using alternatives to the real thing, such as scrunching paper to represent feet on gravel|
|Foley Mixer||Someone who records the noises made by the foley artist and then adds them during post-production|
The person who prepares the food that will be seen on film or television. Also known as Home Economist
|Footage||A sequence or portion of the film|
Source Music - Music that is generated by something or someone visible on screen, eg a band or a radio
|Fourth Wall||Traditionally a theatre term, used to describe the imaginary wall between the stage and the audience. Used in drama when an actor directly addresses the camera/audience|
|Fps||Frames per second, the running speed of the camera|
|Frame||Term used for both a single image and the area taken up by a picture on the screen|
|Freeze / Freeze Frame||When a single image is repeated in quick succession to give the illusion of immobility|
|French Flare||An anti-flare shade which goes over the camera lens|
|Frontal Lighting||When a person or object is lit from in front, near the camera, ensuring few or no shadows|
|Frontality||When the subject faces the camera, rather than another person or object|
The type of lighting created when the sun is in the back of the cameraman is called frontlighting.
A mixed genre of film, combining film noir and science fiction, Blade Runner (1982) being a example.
Short for digital or visual effects