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Related Links: Glossaries

Useful film glossaries and websites for finding definitions of film terms.

Film Glossaries

Barnes & Noble: film glossary
This online US-based shopping site for DVDs, books etc has a handy glossary that is split up into categories. Some of the terms are US-focused only.

IMDb: film glossary
The online movie database, IMDb, provides a helpful glossary that is alphabetically searchable.

New School: film glossary
A glossary produced by the Film Production Department of New School, a New-York based university.

Skeleton Productions: Video Production Glossary
This Nottingham-based video production company also offer a comprehensive glossary focusing on technical jargon.

Other Resources

Wikipedia, the online free-content encyclopaedia that anyone can contribute to or edit, has some excellent and detailed definitions of film terms. It is particularly handy for simplifying convoluted legal terms and for providing context for the definitions.

Related Guides

For just a definition of just a few of the terms used in this guide, see our Glossary

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