You'll notice some film terminology in the reviews and soon we'll have a glossary of terms to allow you to better understand them and be able to get the most out of them.
A line of dialogue improvised by an actor during a performance; can be either unscripted or deliberate.
The principal creative artist on a movie set. A director is usually the driving artistic source behind the filming process, and communicates to actors the way that she/he would like a particular scene played. A director's duties might also include casting, script editing, shot selection, shot composition, and editing. Typically, a director has complete artistic control over all aspects of the movie, but it is not uncommon for the director to be bound by agreements with either a producer or a studio.
A transitional editing technique between two sequences, shots or scenes, in which the visible image of one shot or scene is gradually replaced or blended (by an overlapping fade out or fade in and dissolve) with the image from another shot or scene.
The action of moving the camera towards or away from the object that it is pointing at. In a dolly shot, the relative positions and sizes of all objects in the frame will change as the camera moves (unlike in a zoom).
The chief of a movie production in all logistical matters. A producer raises funding and financing, acquires or develops a story, finalizes the script, hires key personnel, and arranges for distributors of the film to theaters; serves as the liaison between the financiers and the film-makers, while managing the production from start to finish.
A form of animation in which objects are filmed frame-by-frame and altered slightly in between each frame.