The film world enjoys bestowing new titles upon everyday household items, because honestly, “give me a clothespin and extension cord” is so lame.
- Abby Singer – Second to last shot of the day
- Apple Box – Sealed wooden box with a variety of uses to mainly raise the height of something (actor, item, extra step, level prop). It also makes a great stool. Available in different sizes, usually referred to as full apple, half apple, quarter apple and pancake.
- Baby-Baby – 1k light
- Bullet – Clothespin. Generally they’re kept on a tool-belt, so they look like a row of bullets on a gunslinger’s belt
- C47 – Clothespin
- Cube Tap – Three way adapter for an Edison outlet
- Edison – Standard three prong outlet
- Head – Tripod head
- Junior – 2k light
- Martini Shot – Last shot of the day
- Mayford Clamp – Clamp for round poles, sticks, and dolly track
- Sticks – Tripod Legs
- Stinger – Extension Cord
- Stubby – Very short flat-head screwdriver
- Tenor – 10k light
This list is far from comprehensive. I’m trying to keep this list to terms that we use at the school, and even at that it’s a work-in-progress. For all the grip terms you could ever want, check out the griptionary.