Sunday, August 11, 2013

Film Set/Walkie Lingo for beginning Production Assistants

Getting used to all of the lingo used on a film set can be one of the hardest parts of being a new Production Assistant. The following is a short guide to some of the terms used on set. There are many more, but this should be enough to get you started.

What’s your 20? = What’s your location
10-1 = Going to the bathroom
86 = cancel
On the day = While shooting

Crafty = Craft services AKA food
Martini = last shot of the day
Picture’s Up = The cameras are set to start rolling
Stinger = Extension Cord

Sides = Copy of the scenes being shot that day, usually half-sized
Eyes on… = Means you can see someone or something
Standby = Can’t respond on the moment
Flying in = Someone or something is headed to set

Bogey = Someone walking through the shot that shouldn’t be there

M.O.S. = Without sound
Transpo = Transportation
Genny = Generator
Video Village = Area with video monitors

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