Can you name these common pieces of TV and film equipment?

Do you know the basics of a production set?

“Lights, camera, action.”

The three behind-the-scenes words echoed by directors in the television and film industry for decades.

An inside look at how a set is created, the expensive equipment used and what actors do while the bright lights aren’t on has been a way to further engage fans in a hit TV series or their favorite movie for years now.

There are endless behind-the-scenes details to any TV show or film, from lingo to crew members. Also included is equipment, and plenty of it! We want to see if you can point out some of the basics!

Can you name these items that are commonly seen on a typical film and television set?

If you love going behind-the-scenes, be sure to watch our new episode of Collector's Call when we take a look at vintage TV and film props, from one of the nation’s most impressive collections!

Action!

  1. The camera in this Western set can be seen on top of what piece of equipment?
  2. Generally used in television news, this is an older version of what piece of equipment, allowing talent to read word for word, rather than memorize lines?
  3. What is this movie and television staple called?
  4. What type of microphone is hanging over these two actors?
  5. This type of cable is commonplace on any movie and television set. What are they called?
  6. This piece of equipment allows camera operators to roll heavy and expensive cameras on a track with ease, all while filming and maintaining a steady shot. What is it called?
  7. This lanky piece of equipment allows a camera to capture a wide range of shots, including up close, without a person holding the camera, while keeping the shot steady. What is it?
  8. An actor in a studio can seemingly be anywhere in the world if they stand in front of what device that allows for easy background changes?
  9. What did these vintage pieces of film equipment store?
  10. What member of the crew is most likely to be sitting in this type of chair?

Can you name these common pieces of TV and film equipment?

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Moverfan 6 days ago
In #9, did anybody notice they're asking what the reels held...and the one on the right is full of film?
AlbertHanson 23 days ago
10/10--One of the easier quizzes.
flyhawk3131 27 days ago
My wife was in the business for 25 years
Dario 1 month ago
9 out of 10. 😁😁😁😁😁
RichLorn 1 month ago
9/10
No questions about the catering van?
JKMallaber 1 month ago
9/10. Missed the stupid "clapperbbox" one, or whatever they claimed that was. I was looking for slate, ended up choosing action-board.
TSeym22 1 month ago
8/10 Could have been perfect if I hadn't overruled my first instinct on 5 and 7.
dodgebob 1 month ago
6/10, Cut, let's run that again from the top....... Action
TlorDagama 1 month ago
You got 8 out of 10
“Cut!” Was this quiz a wrap or do we need to take it from the top? Missed 5 and 7
LarryBell 1 month ago
9/10 I missed the one about the type of cable shown
hippie22 1 month ago
I shoulda been in pictures! 9/10!
retro6 1 month ago
It’s for sure my 8/10 day!
AtomixGraphix02 1 month ago
I got 9 outta 10! It helps to have been in the biz for a time.
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