Movie and Film Vocabulary Words List – A to Z

We a prepared a list of important words related to movie or film which a beginner filmmaking beginner should know. The knowledge of these words will help you enjoy cinema and write better reviews for different types of films you will watch.

The List is sorted in alphabetical order to help students learn the words in a proper order.

Film and Movie English Vocabulary List

Following is a list of some basic terms related to the world of Film making and cinema.

  1. Actor: A person who plays a role in a film
  2. Audience Response: The audience always has an emotional and psychological response to the film
  3. Box Office: Admission office
  4. Bloopers: An error made by the actors during the shooting of a film
  5. Cameraman: A person who is responsible for the shooting and recording the scenes of a film
  6. Cast: Assign roles to characters
  7. Director: A person who directs the film
  8. Dubbing: The process of adding dialogues in a different language for the audience of a different region
  9. Choreographer: Someone who creates new dances
  10. Cinema: A method that distributes moving images
  11. Character: The characters are the essence of the film. Fine characters have three sides based on the body science of the character
  12. Costumer: A person who designs or supplies clothing
  13. Critic: A person who participates in the analysis and interpretation of art
  14. Editor: Someone who decides the final content of a text
  15. Extra: A small character in the crowd scenes
  16. Film: A series of moving pictures that tell a story
  17. Flashback: A scene of a film in which past events are shown
  18. Flashforward: A scene of a film in which future events are shown
  19. Grip: The camera operator during the show
  20. Hairstylist: A barber or a barber
  21. Lighting: Lighting equipment for stage or film lighting
  22. Movie Theater: Theater where the films are shown
  23. Negative: Photographic film showing a reversed color image
  24. Outtakes: A part of a movie that was shot but was not included in the final edit
  25. Puppeteer: The one who uses dolls or marionettes
  26. Producer: A person who takes care of the financial aspects of a film
  27. Prequel: A movie containing the preceding information of another movie or work
  28. Premiere: The very first showcasing of a film at a theatre
  29. Reel: A reel is a frame which was used in olden days for storing movies
  30. Rehearsal: It is a practice of a play or a drama done many times before the final performance
  31. Scene: A particular sequence of action in a movie
  32. Stuntman: The person who performs stunt scenes for an actor in the movie
  33. Subtitles: Captions displayed at the bottom of the screen for a better understanding of the movie
  34. Synopsis: The basic plot of a movie
  35. Sound effects: A sound, not a voice or music, made just for adding it in the movie
  36. Scriptwriter: The person who writes the script for a film
  37. Screenplay: The script of the film including the instructions for acting and directing
  38. Sequel: A movie containing the succeeding information of another movie or work
  39. Score: The written form of music composition
  40. Script: Handwritten item
  41. Set: The location used to identify the location of the amazing product
  42. Soundtrack: Sound recording in a small line of motion picture film
  43. Songs: Romance film and love songs
  44. Special Effect: Impact used to produce scenes that cannot be achieved by conventional techniques (especially in film)
  45. Squib: Explosives including a powder-filled tube (like a broken bomb) that burns with sound
  46. Story Framing: A story that is told within a frame or story that forms the outline of another story or series of other characters whose bad actions or motives are important in the plot.
  47. Studio: Workplace with room or building where film and television production or television programs or radio programs are produced
  48. Visual effects: The process by which an image is created without a live-action shot
  49. Voice over: Audio narration in the film without the image of the speaker
  50. Villain: The character’s actions or motives are important in the plot
  51. Writer: Someone who can write and write something
  52. Zoom In: Check carefully; focus on the person’s attention
  53. Zoom Out: The photographer zoomed out to get the widest possible view of the scene

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