Film I.Q. Test 2
1. F-stops relate to:
a. lens opening | b. shutter speed | c. film speed | d. film lens

2. ASA relates to:
a. film sensitivity | b. manufacturing date | c. black and white

3. Depth of Field increases with a:
a. long lens | b. wide lens | c. large aperture

4. An ND.3 filter reduces the light by:
a. half stop | b. one stop | c. three stops

5. Shooting tungsten film outside generally requires:
a. an 80A filter | b. an 85 filter | c. an ND.3 filter

6. Barn doors:
a. increase the light | b. control the light | c. keep the cows in

7. A pan moves the camera:
a. horizontally | b. vertically | c. camera does not move

8. Faster films have slightly more grain than slower films:
a. true | b. false

9. Grain increases when a film is pushed:
a. true | b. false

10. Flare can be avoided by:
a. stopping a lens down | b. flagging a lens | c. using slower film

11. What does not effect depth of field?

a. focal length
b. aperture
c. frame rate
d. distance from the subject

12. Foot candles are:

a. the speed of the film
b. measure of illumination
c. the color of a light

13. For slow motion, a film camera would run:
a. 12 fps | b. 24 fps | c. 48 fps

14. Incident meters read light that:
a. hits the subject | b. hits the meter | c. reflects off the subject

15. Regular-16mm image area is larger than the Super-16mm image area:
a. true | b. false

16. Ramping refers to:
a. moving the dolly up a hill
b. changing the camera speed during a shot
c. push processing the film

17. An upside-down slate indicates:
a. an MOS take | b. clap at the end of a taker | c. re-shoot

18. Smoke or fog can be illuminated by:
a. front light | b. back light

19. NTSC video runs at:
a. 30 fps | b. 29.97 fps | c. 24 fps

20. Super 16 uses the area on the film reserved for:
a. sound | b. perfs | c. the lab

21. The 1st AD is generally not responsible for:
a. preparing the call sheets
b. designing the shooting schedule
c. controlling the shooting schedule

22. In black and white, a yellow filter:
a. lightens the sky | b. darkens the sky | c. doesn't effect the sky

23. Long lenses:

a. distort a scene | b. compress a scene | c. lighten a scene

24. HMI light is balanced to match:

a. daylight | b. incandescent light | c. fluorescent light

25. The shutter speed of a film camera running at 24fps is approximately:
a. 1/25th second | b. 1/50th second | c. 1/100th second

26. An answer print is made from:
a. an inter-positive | b. a release print | c. the original negative

27. In the Art Department, the Production Designer is second in command to the Art Director:
a. true | b. false

28. On a 35mm release print, the optical sound track is placed:
a. outside the perfs | b. inside the perfs | c. between the perfs

29. A polarizing filter has about a two stop light loss when rotated to:
a. a vertical position | b. a horizontal position | c. any position

30. The Best Boy is:
a. second in command in electric department
b. the director's sidekick
c. head of the electric department

31. The Gaffer is:
a. 2nd in command in electric department
b. head of the electric department
c. head tape handler

32. Faster films have slightly more contrast than slower films.
a. true | b. false

33. Tungsten film shot outside during the day without a filter looks:
a. white | b. blue | c. orange

34. Flashing is:

a. exposing the undeveloped negative
b. exposing the developed negative
c. the same as pull-processing

35. What do the letters ASC after a DP's name mean?

a. DP is member of American Society of Camera Men
b. DP is member of American Society of Cinematographer's
c. DP is retired

36. What is the Casting Director not usually responsible for?
a. negotiating fees for principal actors
b. setting up auditions for principal actors
c. setting up auditions for background actors

37. A barney reduces:
a. camera vibration | b. camera noise | c. camera speed

38. What does a Foley Artist do?
a. tell jokes
b. creates sound effects
c. creates visual effects

39. The Key Grip is in charge of:
a. the lights and generators
b. the c-stands and flags
c. the craft service

40. The Location Manager/Scout is generally hired:
a. during pre-production | b. during production | c. during post-production

41. The Post-Production Supervisor is responsible for:
a. editing the film
b. technical aspects of the post process
c. designing your special effects

42. Camera reports generally include:
a. footage shot | b. footage remaining in the mag | c. film inventory

43. The Line Producer is generally responsible for:
a. Finding the money | b. Writing the budget | c. Selling the film

44. How long does it take to shoot 15 seconds of screen time at 48fps?
a. 7.5 seconds | b. 15 seconds | c. 30 seconds

45. Diffusion material creates softer light when placed closer to a light source.
a. true | b. false

46. Put the following credits in order of importance: (A) Associate Producer, (B) Producer, (C) Line Producer, (D) Executive Producer, (E) Co-Producer:

a. A, B, C, D, E | b. B, D, E, A, C | c. D, B, C, E, A

47. The UPM is usually hired by:

a. the Producer | b. the Line Producer | c. the Director

48. The UPM is usually not responsible for:
a. hiring the crew
b. negotiating with the unions
c. preparing the call sheets

49.What's the running time of 635 feet of 35mm film projected at 24fps?
a. 7.05 mins | b. 70.5 mins | c. 7.5 hours

50. Which of the following is not a recognized film aspect ratio?
a. 1.33:1 | b. 1.35:1 | c. 2.35:1

51. To convert a camera from super-16 to regular-16 the lens must:
a. move vertically | b. move horizontally | c. not move

52. Pushing film decreases contrast:
a. true | b. false

53. Overexposing film increases density on the negative:
a. true | b. false

54. To warm an image, use an:
a. 81 filter | b. 82 filter | c. ND filter | d. No filter

55. Collimation refers to:
a. depth of focus | b. flange focal distance | c. focal length

56. Who should prepare your prospectus and investor memorandum?
a. your line producer
b. your investors
c. your attorney

57. CTO is cooler than 85.
a. true | b. false

58. What does the letters M.O.S. stand for?

a. mit out sound | b. mix out sound | c. monitor off sound

59. 5274 film has more latitude that 7274.

a. true | b. false

60. Super-35 is generally projected as:
a. a flat print
b. an anamorphic print
c. an answer print

61. An HMI with a magnetic ballast will flicker at:
a. 40fps | b. 48fps | c. 60fps | d. 90fps

62. "Above the Line" cost usually refers to:
a. cost of the cast and crew
b. cost of the cast and producer
c. cost of the entire film

63. Back focus is more critical with:
a. wide lenses | b. long lenses | c. tilt and shift lenses | d. macro lenses

64. The key grip is generally not in charge of:
a. parallels | b. the light stands | c. safety

65. Which of the following is not true about managers?
a. a manager has no legal rights to make deals for you
b. a manager has no cap on what they can charge
c. a manager is legally qualified, and contracted by you to seek out work for you

66. A double is any person who is used to replace lead actors and stars for tedious parts of filmmaking:
a. true | b. false

67. Which of the following positions are not below the line?
a. director of photography | b. script supervisor | c. line producer

68. 16mm film has more depth of field than 35mm film because of:
a. the gate size | b. the film speed | c. the cost of the film

69. Which country has the largest film industry in terms of film output?
a. China | b. India | c. U.S.

70. Who is responsible for a shot being in focus?

a. first camera assistant | b. camera operator | c. director of photography

71. Whose job is it to get a shot in focus?

a. first camera assistant | b. camera operator | c. director of photography

72. The 180 degree axis line refers to:
a. the dolly track | b. screen direction | c. focal length

73. A stand-in is someone who is used in place of cast member where the real actor cannot be used because of danger or other reasons:
a. true | b. false

74. Under international copyright treaties, your script is automatically copyrighted as soon as you write it:
a. true | b. false

75. A "Spec Script" is:
a. a script written for a producer
b. a script written for a director
c. a script written with hopes that someone will buy it

76. A blow-by-blow synopsis of your script is generally called a:
a. log line | b. treatment | c. pitch

77. If you were writing a budget you would use which of the following software programs?
a. Movie Magic | b. Final Cut Pro | c. Final Draft

78. Which of the following is not part of the standard three-act structure when writing a screenplay?
a. set-up | b. story | c. development | d. resolution

79. When writing a 110-120-page screenplay, your first turning point should occur around pages:
a. 1 - 15 | b. 25-35 | c. 75-85

80. SAG has special rates for independent films budgeted under:
a. $10 million | b. $5.0 million | c. $2.0 million

81. SAG has a special low budget agreement for films with a large minority cast and crew.

a. true | b. false

82. Who is the only African-American director to be nominated for best direction of a feature length Motion Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences?

a. Spike Lee | b. John Singleton | c. Sidney Poitier

83. BONUS QUESTION. If you could only afford to pay one of the following crew members, which one would it be and why:
a. the DP
b. the 1st AC
c. the gaffer
d. the sound mixer
e. the line producer
f. yourself

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