This week, let’s learn at a random selection of cool film terms. It’s the secret code that separates those who know from those who don’t
Martini Shot – No, it’s not a fancy drink. On a film set, it refers to the last shot of the day. That’s the sign that we’re just about ready to wrap.
Day for Night – This term goes way back. Historically, it refers to simulating night by shooting during the day, with full light, but using special, infrared film stock. Editor’s Note – if Goodside were a rock band, “Day for Night” would be our name. “Hello Seattle, we are Day for Night – are you ready to ROCK?!”
Air Gap – this is a funny one. When you hear someone explain that a light didn’t work because of an “air gap” it means someone forgot to plug it in. Doh!