Glossary of Video Production Terms

March 6, 2023

Wondering what is your videographer trying to tell you during a shoot? Here are some commonly used video production terms:


B-roll: Supplemental footage used to cut away from the main footage to enhance the visual story.

Camera angle: The position of the camera in relation to the subject or scene being filmed, such as low angle, high angle, or eye level.

Cinematography: The art and technique of capturing visual images for film or video production.

Cut: The act of transitioning between two different shots or scenes.

Dolly shot: A type of camera movement that involves moving the camera on a wheeled platform.

Editing: The process of assembling footage into a coherent and cohesive final video product.

Framing: The composition of the shot, including the placement of the subject within the frame.

Lighting: The use of lighting to create a specific mood or effect in a shot or scene.

Montage: A sequence of shots edited together to create a cohesive visual story.

Post-production: The process of editing, color grading, sound design, and adding visual effects to the raw footage.

Pre-production: The planning stage of video production, including scripting, storyboarding, and location scouting.

Shot list: A list of all the shots needed for a specific video production, including camera angles, framing, and action.

Storyboard: A visual representation of the shots needed for a video production, including framing, camera angles, and action.

Timecode: A system for identifying specific points in a video sequence, used for editing and post-production purposes.

Zoom: A type of camera movement that involves adjusting the focal length of the lens to bring the subject closer or farther away.



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