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#1 Tim O'Connor

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 12:33 AM

There are lots of slang words and phrases that I've heard on film sets, usually with West Coast crews out here on the East Coast. Sometimes, it's a year or two before I've heard those words start to show up in the world outside film sets.

Now I just heard a couple of phrases that are film specific so they may not migrate into the outside world but how many people have heard these?

West Coast DP, pointing to right side of camera, "We call that the 'East Coast' side...
or the 'dumb' side'."
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#2 Allen Achterberg

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 01:00 AM

Never heard it. But I like it......
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#3 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 01:07 AM

Also known as "the New York side."
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 01:19 AM

I've heard it called the New York side before, the idea being that New York shooting is always in tight locations and the focus-puller has to work on the dumb side often.
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