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Monday, November 7, 2011

G: 2009 Glossary


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GAFFER - The Chief Electrician or the chief electricians assistant. The case of the assistant their role on the set has been used to name a common tool utilized by gaffer’s in productions; electrical or “gaffer’s’ tape.

GARAGE PRODUCTION- refers to video and other forms of production, often using home computes, done in at a residence or in a garage. These lower budget productions are often released directly through the internet, without profit or for low fees. Digital video and computers with greater processing power have made garage production a growing alternative to being an apprentice in traditional film or television studios. There are those who believe that the video camera and computer will do for video and audio what the printing press, typewriter and later keyboard did for the written word. These people argue that we are entering and age of video and audio literacy.

GATEKEEPERS - individuals representing a series of business “hoops” artists need to negotiate and/or get past to achieve financing, distribution and potential commercial success. In the recording industry these would be executives, company employees, booking agents, producers, publishers, video music channels, broadcast programming organizations, concert venue ownership, or any other person or business that can deny access to commercial success. In film and televisions this may be not only the corporate marketing and distribution channels, but individual exhibitors, film or video buyers, networks, uplink providers and independent resource providers.

GENERALS- a term used for a look-see of talent by a casting director, agent or producer who is not currently casting a project or who is looking ahead toward future projects. Generals” is the industry term for when a casting director views talent he or she may not be particularly in the market for, but whose photo and resume grabbed their attention.

GLOBALIZATION- The trend for all creation, production, distribution, consumption and use of any product or service across all national and international lines. Digital technologies, transportation, labor costs, education levels and vast variety of other trends, issues and developments have contributed to an increased globalization of the entertainment, information and just about every other industry.

GOLDEN TIME - Contractually called 16 Hour Rule Violation for Extra Performers, is overtime, after the 16th hour, paid in units of one full day per hour.

GREEN LIGHT - The commitment from a studio, network or record label to go forward with a project.

GREENS - Green is color use to signify a revision of a script, usually the third revision. Each time a script is revised once filming has begun, the pages come in a different color to differentiate them from previous drafts.

GRIPS - Members of the film crew who are responsible for moving set pieces, lighting equipment, dolly track and other physical movement of equipment.

GUARANTEE - A Guarantee is the minimum amount guaranteed to a performer in a contract.

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This site is a work in progress, and will be a part of an expanded web site under the home address of www://artlynch.org. Any additions, corrections, ideas, guest material are greatly appreciated. Please also review the material located along the right hand column, then contact me at art.lynch@artlynch.org. No funds are collected or directly solicited by this site. Google Ads are used to expand Google search and tools reach. Web assistance and a web master are also being sought. Thank you in advance. -Art Lynch

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