By Ralph Singleton, James A. Conrad & Janna Wong Healy
Hailed when it was first published as the "definitive film dictionary," the second edition of Filmmakers Dictionary has been completely updated and expanded to include over 5000 terms. This new edition incorporates all of the latest advances in filmmaking, including the huge impact of the digital and technological revolution, as well as the many changes that have taken place in the film business in the past few years.
Filmmaker's Dictionary is an essential reference resource suitable for professionals and nonprofessionals alike. It is also wonderful reading for the film buff interested in discovering the real role of a best boy (assistant to the grip, or stagehand) or a gaffer (electrician).
"So you don't know what pups, snoots, kooks, high hats, velocilators and wigwags are? Look them up in the Filmmaker's Dictionary, a marvelously comprehensive book that offers cincise nuts and bolts definitions of technical and legal terms used in scripts, contracts and every aspect of production and distribution. Also included are definitions for on-set slang and tradepaper jargon. Indispensable..."