Glossary

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IATSE
 
IPS (Inches Per Second)

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IATSE:

Abbreviation for International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees -- the trade union that embraces all the crafts personnel working in film and television production.

Insert:

(1.) A separate close-up shot that focuses attention on an object within the context of a scene: a letter, a picture, the time on a clock, a book title, a significant ring on a finger, an article in a box. (2.) A shot used as a cutaway during editing.

Idiot Boards:

See Cue Cards; Teleprompter.

Insert Car:

A special industry vehicle used for filming a scene that depicts traveling vehicles. It is a truck equipped with an electrical generator and customized devices for mounting cameras -- in several adjustable positions -- as well as sounds, light, and other pertinent equipment, together with video monitors and seats for key personnel. For low budget productions, a regular automobile or small truck can be pressed into service.

In Sync:

Denotes that camera film and sound track are running simultaneously at their correct corresponding speeds.

Intercut:

See Cross Cutting.

In Time:

The actual call time or start time; also, return time from a lunch or dinner break.

Interior (INT.):

Designation for scenes that take place indoors.

Industrial:

Non-broadcast, often educational, films, tapes or DVDs.

IPS (Inches Per Second):

The measurement of the recording speed of audio tape (sound track). Analog tape recorders use inch tape and run at the speed of 7 ¬Ω inches per second (15 ips is sometimes used for better quality).