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Guides & Resources
Glossary for Filmmaking Terms
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Edge Numbers

Numbers printed on the edge of a print to allow easy identification of frames.

Edit Decision List (EDL)

Complete list of time code numbers for each shot and sound used in the off-line edit master. These time code numbers are used to create the final on-line edit master.

Editing

Reconstructing the sequence of events in a movie.

Editor

Individual who performs editing (in consultation with the director) on a movie.

Electrical Department

Section of a production's crew responsible for lighting and other electrical matters during filming.

Electrician

Grip that specializes in the equipment of the electrical department.

Emulsion

Thin layer of silver attached to base of a film strip. The silver reacts with the light when exposed which creates a film image.

Emulsion Type

Refers to the composition of a film's emulsion and how it was manufactured. (Example: fast/slow, daylight/tungsten, etc.) The emulsion type is represented by a number which varies from one company to another.

Encode

Process of combining analog or digital video signals, e.g., red, green and blue, into a composite signal.

Epic

Film with large dramatic scope or that required an immense production.