The production, which re-creates a historical or past event for educational, documentation, or entertainment purposes.


Short for ‘reconnaissance.’ A couple of members of the crew – usually the Producer and the DP – will head to the location before the shoot to figure out logistics of lighting, power, access, parking, etc. This isn’t always needed but it does speed up the shoot.

Release Forms

A release form is a legal document that a person who is filmed or documented in some way will sign so that it gives the filmmaker the rights to film them and use that footage in their project.


Similar to an export. When a motion graphics project is exported, the file is known as a render. Some editing software requires a ‘render’ (without export) for smooth playback. You’ll hear us referring to renders and rendering a lot.