Show Biz Glossary – letter – O
The process of preliminary editing done in a lower-cost editing facility, to prepare a list of edits for on-line.
The process of final editing and preparation for distribution of film, with edits often from a list of changes created during off-line.
An artist who colours in the individual cells of an animated film.
AKA: Opens, Opened, Opening
The time at which a movie is first released in theatres. Movies will often open at different times in different countries/regions.
When a movie is first released in each country, its success is often measured in terms of its gross for the first weekend it opened. A disproportionate number of people usually see a movie on its opening weekend so box-office numbers are a good guide as to whether the movie will be a hit or not.
AKA: Arrangements, Orchestrations, Orchestration
An adaptation of the score for all instruments in an orchestra.
A person who writes orchestral arrangements.
AKA: OCIC, International Catholic Organization for Cinema and Audiovisual, La Oficina Cat—lica Internacional del Cine
WWW: http://www.catholic.org/orgs/ocic/ Since 1935 OCIC has been officially recognised by the Holy See as the official organization of the Catholic Church in the field of cinema.
AKA: Oscars, Academy Awards, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards
The term “Oscar” was coined by an anonymous person who remarked that the statue looked like their Uncle Oscar.
On the web: IMDb Crazy Credits Section
The process of speeding the frame rate of a camera up, so that when the captured pictures are played at the normal frame rate the action appears to be in slow motion. Historically, cameras were operated by turning a crank at a constant, required speed; hence “overcranking” refers to turning the crank too quickly. See also undercranking, frames per second, judder.
Slang for a drive-in theatre. See also hardtop.