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act to play a role in a film or play, or on television or radio. [1/14 definitions]
acting created or suited for stage, film, or television performance. [2/5 definitions]
audio in television or film, the sound portion of a program or broadcast. (Cf. video.) [1/3 definitions]
audiovisual having both sound and a picture, as does a film. [1/2 definitions]
auteur the person primarily responsible for the creation of a film, esp. the director. [1/2 definitions]
auteurism a type of film criticism in which the works of a given director, regarded as the primary creator of a film, are examined to reveal nuances of personal style.
authorship origin, as of a book, film, idea, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
autoradiograph a picture produced on a film by placing it in contact with a radioactive substance.
AV abbreviation of "audio-visual," having both sound and a picture, as does film.
bit2 a small role in a film or play; bit part. [1/4 definitions]
black-and-white in shades of black and white only, as a photograph or film. [1/3 definitions]
breakaway of a theatrical or film prop, designing to break under slight impact, as a balsa-wood chair. [2/6 definitions]
cameo a minor role played by a prominent actor or actress in a single scene of a film. [1/3 definitions]
camera a device with a shutter and lens that produces photographs by recording images on a light-sensitive film or plate. [1/2 definitions]
cartridge a unit enclosing photographic film for ease of loading into a camera. [1/4 definitions]
cassette a compact case for film, or audio or video tape, used to facilitate leading a camera or recorder.
cast to choose (an actor) for a role in a play or film. [3/18 definitions]
celluloid a flammable, brittle material used esp. for motion picture film. [1/2 definitions]
cellulose acetate a resin produced from cellulose, used to make products such as lacquers, photographic film, artificial silks, cigarette filters, and explosives.
cinematographer in a film crew, the main camera operator, who is responsible for lighting, camera angles, and the like.
collodion in chemistry, a thick solution of pyroxylin suspended in alcohol and ether, used in producing photographic film, in cementing surgical bandages and sealing wounds, and in engraving and lithography.