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Film & Television Dictionary – Letter E
E.C.U.: Extreme Close Up. Usually a close up that goes beyond top of head and chin.
Edge of Frame: the edge of the frame where the picture ends.
Editing: The process of sorting and assembling all of the shot footage and cutting together a final product whether it be a film, TV show or documentary.
Eighty Six: To cancel.
Electronic Press Kit (EPK): An EPK is footage shot during the production of a project including interviews with talent and crew, that can be edited together and assembled into promotional videos. A lot of footage shot for EPK’s will show up on the news, entertainment programs, and as bonus features on DVD.
E.N.G.: Electronic News Gathering
Episodic: Consisting of a series of loosely connected episodes
Establishing Shot: A shot that establishes a location. Generally a large of the location which may or may not contain signage.
Executive Producer: The executive producer or EP is traditionally the person responsible for the overall production but doesn’t have any involvement in the technical aspects. Today the EP credit may be given to a number of people, most commonly financial backers or studio reps. In television the head(s) of the production company creating the show are generally credited as EP or the person or people responsible for the original idea will be given the EP credit. The way that Ricky Gervais is an EP on the American version of The Office as he created the original British series.
EXT. : Exterior. Meaning the scene takes place outside.
Extra: A person hired to perform in the background of a scene.
Extras Holding: An area where extras can wait until they are needed on set.
Eyelight: A light used to bring out the eyes of a actor in a scene.
Eyeline: The direction an actors eyes are looking in relation to the other actors in the scene.