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M.O.W.:

Movie of the Week.

Medium Close Shot:

Similar to Medium Close-Up, but with more space (air) surrounding the figures.

Martini Shot:

The last shot of the day before everyone heads for home. It is a play on the old crew member joke, "The last shot in a martini glass".

Medium Close-Up:

The frame is filled with the subjects figures from the waist up.

Master Shot:

The film that comprises the continuous performance of a scene (or major section of a scene), which includes dialogue and camera moves. Any portion of a scene, or any subject matter related to a scene being filmed for the first time is in the category of Mater Shot.

Medium Long Shot:

The frame holds the figures from the ankles or calves up, and also holds activity in front of and behind the principle action.

Match Cut:

In editing, the technique of cutting film when characters are in movement. This achieves the semblance of continuous action between two joined pieces of film that have been shot separately.

Medium Shot:

The frame holds the subjects figures from the thighs up and surrounded by space (air); also referred to as a Loose Shot.

Meal Penalty:

A set fee paid by the producer for failure to provide meals or meal breaks as specified by contract.

Mirror Shot:

A shot of a subject's reflection in a mirror. Care must be taken to ensure that no incongruous room reflections intrude.