Well said Wick !!
Having dealt with that one , lets move onto 'Bullpricks' and 'Mickey Rooneys'
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What's the origin of the term beaver board?
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:07 PM
Posted 11 November 2009 - 04:20 AM
AND let me add this one:
Posted 03 January 2010 - 04:09 PM
A pancake (1/8 apple box) with a baby plate screwed onto it off set to one side. used to attach lights or flags where even lower to the ground is needed than a premie. sort of a High hat for a light.
Posted 03 January 2010 - 07:57 PM
Look at one and think about it for a moment... or more if need be...
Posted 15 May 2013 - 04:17 AM
In 1903 J. P. Lewis, a paper product maker, glued layers of mat board used for picture framing to make boards for lining his attic. This took place in Beaver Falls, NY. In 1906, he formed the Beaver Manufacturing Company. Later wallboards made of layered wood fibers include Upson Board, Cornell board, Sterling, and Fibro-Wallboard.
So, just like Buffalo Wings, Beaver Boards were named after a city.
Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:23 PM
I first heard the term ' 2 T's shot' from the lead actress on a movie I was shooting. She thought it was funny. She also thought 'Mother/Daughter' was hilarious.
I agree with others, if you're a sensitive soul with a thin skin, a movie set is no place for you.
Posted 06 July 2013 - 03:42 AM
Best Boy was used up here with a wink and grin kind of connotation when gaffers were talking to one another. I've never heard the term beaver, but would be of a similar mind as your DP. I can appreciate blue humor, but there's a time and place for everything, and the work place, even if you're contracting, is not that time nor that place. Why some people continue to sexualize everything is beyond me.
Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:16 PM
Best Boy and Gaffer are slang terms from England that were used before the motion picture industry. "Gaffer" is an expert at everything, usually someone in a manufacturing or engineering firm. "Best Boy" was his most reliable, creative, ingenious, hard working assistant. The Gaffer would send out his Best Boy to straighten out a problem when he was too busy to attend to it personally. Nothing sexual about it.
Terms like: tampon, Ubangi, butt plug and bull prick are a diferent story.
Edited by JD Hartman, 19 July 2013 - 04:18 PM.
Posted 28 July 2013 - 04:13 PM
I've heard of people being fired for calling large backings of duvetyne "blacks."
Yelling "Lets go, we're hanging some blacks on stage 17." Didn't go over well...
You have to have some prudence set.
You don't hear an AD saying, "we just have a Mother/Daughter then we break for a half," anymore...
Posted 28 July 2013 - 05:19 PM
I actually heard myself saying "kill the baby in the fireplace" after a set-up a few years ago.
Posted 02 August 2013 - 08:04 AM
Don't do that on a Johnsons commercial !