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LED:

Light Emitting Diode.

Lifts:

Devices to insert in shoes or boots to make the performer wearing them appear taller.

Left-to-Right:

A camera direction that denotes movement form the left side to the right side of the screen.

Lightworks:

See Avid.

Lens:

An optical device on the camera, through which light passes and causes an image to be projected onto the unexposed film negative. There are two types: Prime and Zoom.

Lining Up:

When a new shot is being composed with actors and camera. See Framing/To Frame.

Level:

The relative degree of sound transmitted to the audio recorder, adjusted by the sound mixer through controls on the sound mixer.

Lip Sync:

The technique of recording and synchronizing voice with filmed lip movements in order to replace faulty or absent sound track in scenes shot previously. The procedure takes place in the dubbing room, where the picture is projected on a screen. The actors, wearing earphones, listen as they watch themselves in the film. Then they speak the dialogue at the same pace and with the same inflection as in the original performance. The dialogue here is recorded impeccably, and the sound track of the dubbed voices replaces the original tracks (or cue tracks) during the editing of the final footage. If actors are not adept to lip-syncing, the audience becomes aware of the mechanical contrivance. Sometimes the editor may have to restore to the tactic of cutting away from the on-camera character and laying in the sound track of the clear dialogue over another character's face. See ADR; Cue Track.

Lift:

The process of taking a sequence from one commercial to create all or part or another commercial. This is sometimes referred to as a "mechanical lift."

Liquidated Damages:

Monetary penalties imposed on an employer when contract provisions are violated.