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actual call time or start time; also, return time from a meal break.
IATSE: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.
Industrial: Non-broadcast, often educational, films or tapes.
Inserts: Shots, usually close-ups of hands or close business, inserted
into previously shot footage.
Instrument Schedule: A list of the types of lighting instruments to be
used in a show. Also called a Hookup Sheet or Lighting Plot.
Instrument: A term for lantern, or any lighting device. What in
domestic terms we mean by the word "light".
Int. (Interior): A scene shot indoors.
Intercutting: The alternation between actions taking place at two distinct
locations to make one composite scene. For example, cutting between two
people involved in the same telephone conversation. The distinction between
this and cross cutting is one of compression of time. The intercut can
be used to speed up a scene and eliminate large pieces of time that would
slow a story down.
Iris: A technique used to show an image in only one small round
area of the screen. An Iris-Out begins as a pinpoint and then moves outward
to reveal the full scene, while an Iris-In moves inward from all sides
to leave only a small image on the screen. An iris can be either a transitional
device (using the image held as a point of transition) or a way of focusing
attention on a specific part of a scene without reducing the scene in
Iron: The safety curtain.