Blocking: The technical rehearsal in which the actor’s position in relation to the camera are plotted out.
Coverage: The way in which a group oh shots is designed (by the director and DP) to cover all the action described in any one scene of the screenplay.
Magic hour: The term used to describe the twilight time of early evening, which on film can make the sky appear deep blue.
Marks: Positions, marked out by tape on the floor, given to the actors to enable them to achieve the camera/action blocking and to ensure they will be in the optimum place for focus and illumination.
Scene: A self contained unit of action in one location, as laid out in the screenplay. A sequence of such units constitutes the dramatic action of the whole film.
Set-up: The position of the camera in relation to the action during a shot, designed to cover a portion of a scene. Each set-up is identified by a slate number on the clapperboard.
Storyboard: the action of a scene or sequence, broken down into a series of drawings like a comic strip.
Take: each repeated attempt to capture successfully on film the intention of the set-up.