Film Skill and Theory Testing Pre-Employment Assessment

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This Film Skill and Theory Testing Pre-Employment Assessment has also been used as part of a module at Skillset Media Academy Middlesex University and is 100% viable for testing undergraduate level filmmakers in the UK.

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Question 1

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Technical: What was once known as a 'Red Head'?
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  • A light
  • A boom

Question 2

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What are the metal flaps on lights called?
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  • Light doors
  • Barn doors
  • Metal doors

Question 3

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Which is the odd one out?
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  • Pampa Snaps
  • Scoops
  • Spotlight
  • Fresnel

Question 4

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How many pins are normally found on the end of a professional audio cable?
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  • Three
  • Two
  • One

Question 5

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What is an audio cable commonly known as?
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  • DLR
  • ZXR
  • TRL
  • XLR

Question 6

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What is commonly referred to a '416'?
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  • A microphone
  • A light
  • A tripod

Question 7

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What is the aspect ratio for digital video widescreen?
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  • 18 x 6
  • 16 x 9
  • 9 x 18
  • 19 x 20

Question 8

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What colour do you balance on a camera, normally at the beginning of filming?
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  • Blue
  • Black
  • White

Question 9

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What is the 'fluffy' cover of a microphone called?
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  • Muffler
  • Windpad
  • Windshield

Question 10

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What type of microphone picks up 360 degree audio?
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  • Omni-directional Mic
  • Lapel Mic
  • Tie Mic
  • Anti-directional Mic

Question 11

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What term is used to describe a microphone that is placed on a person's chest area?
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  • Chest mic
  • Lapel mic
  • Shirt mic

Question 12

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What is the long pole that a sound operator uses?
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  • Boom Pole
  • Long Pole

Question 13

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What is the sound recordist mobile, audio-mixing unit called?
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  • QNS
  • SQN
  • QSN

Question 14

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What term is normally used to describe a shot that is slightly out of focus?
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  • Blurry
  • Misty

Question 15

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What are raw, unedited footage shot during the making of a motion picture called?
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  • Rough Cuts
  • Rushes
  • Dailies

Question 16

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What Adobe software is normally associated with graphic effects?
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  • Edit Effects
  • After Effects
  • Graphic Effects

Question 17

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A clapperboard necessary for filming...
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  • True
  • False

Question 18

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A short paragraph outlining your film idea is called what?
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  • Synopsis
  • Treatment
  • Script

Question 19

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Who's responsibility is it to plot camera positions?
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  • DOP
  • Director
  • Producer

Question 20

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What do you call the person who moves the lights around on a film set?
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  • Gaffer
  • DOP

Question 21

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If you are being asked to type up a call sheet, what role are you in?
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  • Producer
  • Runner
  • Director

Question 22

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The term 'deep focus' is...?
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  • Focusing of a filmed scene so as to make near and distant objects equally clear, a shot utilizing a large depth of field.
  • Focusing on background objects only.

Question 23

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What do you call the licence needed to take film equipment into a non-European country?
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  • A carnet
  • A barnet
  • A darnet
  • A farnet

Question 24

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Which of the following is NOT the responsibility of the sound operator?
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  • Background noise
  • Light positioning
  • Microphone type
  • Shadows
  • Logging

Question 25

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Three things a runner needs to do as part of their job.
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  • Make tea
  • Booking Actors
  • Saperoning VIP's
  • Be flexible and well organised
  • Be able to take orders
  • Be able to think on your feet

Question 26

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'crossing the line' is referring to an imaginary line which cuts through the middle of the scene, from side to side with respect to the camera. Crossing the line changes the viewer's perspective in such as way that it causes disorientation and confusion. For this reason, crossing the line is something to be avoided...
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  • True
  • False

Question 27

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In editing, in what order would you complete each of the following?
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  • Assembly - 1st Rough Cut - Log - Master - Fine Cut
  • Assembly - Log - Fine Cut - 1st Rough Cut - Master
  • Log - Assembly - 1st Rough Cut - Fine Cut - Master

Question 28

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5 things a Producer is responsible for.
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  • Find the script
  • Find the crew
  • Find the cast
  • Make the tea
  • Spend the budget
  • Write the script
  • Supervise the entire project

Question 29

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5 things a Director is responsible for.
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  • Finding the crew
  • Directing the crew
  • Finding the cast
  • Directing the cast
  • Designing the set
  • Calling the shots
  • The floor plan
  • Production design
  • Be creative

Question 30

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What is the generic term for the crew food costs during filming?
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  • Food Allowance
  • Per Diems
  • Die Munze

Question 31

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Before actually writing a script, in what order would you complete the following?
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  • Characterization - Plot Outline - Synopsis
  • Plot Outline - Characterization - Synopsis

Question 32

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What things do you need to think about when you think of the target audience for your film?
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  • Age group
  • Gender
  • Demographic
  • Body Size
  • Attitude

Question 33

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On a call sheet you should find? *Contact details of cast and crew *Details of nearest hospital *Insurance provider for the *Location Map *Date and time of shoot
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  • True
  • False

Question 34

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Are there 3 stages of Production?
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  • True
  • False

Question 35

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Theory: Which of the following is the odd one out?
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  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Premier
  • Magic Bullet
  • Avid

Question 36

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Which of the following is NOT a 'genre'?
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  • Film Noir
  • Romantic Comedy
  • Western
  • Tom & Jerry
  • Documentary
  • Science Fiction

Question 37

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What is the genre for Close encounters of the 3rd kind?
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  • Horror
  • Sci Fi
  • Psychological Thriller

Question 38

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What are the 3 lights in a 3-point lighting set-up called?
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  • Key Light, Fill Light, Back Light
  • Blue Gel, Red Gel, Green Gel
  • Red Head, Blonde, Pampersnap

Question 39

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A Recce is...?
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  • Pre-filming visit to a location to work out its suitability for shooting.
  • Pre-set visit to secure the location with management.

Question 40

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Who or what does the term 'key grip' refer to?
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  • Grip of the Key.
  • Supervisor of all grip crews.
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