Essential Video Production Vocabulary

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Every industry has its own language and terms. These words and phrases can be confusing to anyone who is not part of the daily operations of a specific sector, and the video production industry is no exception.

To help you understand the terms, acronyms, and phrases regularly used when making videos, Aspire Media Productions has created this handy reference guide. Here you’ll find valuable information allowing you to comprehend and communicate your video production needs effectively.

Sound bite
It’s an edited portion of an interview, removed from an extended recording.

A camera person, similar to a cinematographer in film.

Voice over (V/O)
It’s audio that is heard “over” the picture, without seeing a person speaking on camera.

The document that lays out the text in the precise order that it will go into a finished video.

The various elements that make up a video, from graphics to the music and interviews.

It’s the visual footage of a project that is the connective tissue (background).

An acronym that stands for “mit out sound” from the early days of broadcast TV. It’s video imagery without sound.

It’s an audible or visual signal that marks the beginning of a scene set up.

A signal that recording is underway once the director says, “Action.”

An acronym for “sound on tape,” another way of referring to a soundbite. A short piece of content with sound.

Any visual element added in post-production.

Lower third
The type that appears in the lower third of the screen which identifies a person, title, or location.

Post or Post Production
The third phase of any video production, which takes all the “assets” and edits them together.

It’s a term for the blending of various audio tracks.

Final cut
Refers to the finalized version after changes get made. It’s also the name of a video editing software.

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