This week, we take you Behind the Scenes of Let’s Learn English!
You will learn more about the process of making this program. You will also learn some useful vocabulary used in the video-making industry.
We often use these words while shooting Let’s Learn English. After each definition, we give you some examples.
scene – n. part of a play, movie, story, etc., in which a particular action or activity occurs without a break in time
"Can we do that scene again? I wasn't speaking loud enough."
“In the first scene, Pete is angry at Anna. But by the last scene, they are friends again.”
series – n. a set of regularly presented television shows involving the same group of characters or the same subject
“Let’s Learn English is an English-teaching video series.”
version – n. a form of something (such as a product) that is different in some way from other forms
“That’s not the right version of the script. Let me print you the final version.”
scriptwriter – n. a person who writes the written form of a play, movie, television show, etc. : a person who writes a script
“The scriptwriter must write a complete fun, four-minute, English-teaching story. That’s not easy!”
script – n. the written form of a play, movie, television show, etc.
“Where is my script? Do you have my script? Did I forget my script?! Oh, I’m sitting on my script.”
direction – n. the act or process of directing a play, movie, television show, or musical performance
“Let me give you some different direction for this scene. Say your lines to the camera then turn and walk away.”
review – v. an act of carefully looking at or examining the quality or condition of something or someone
“This script is just a draft. It needs to be reviewed first. Then we can shoot.”
draft – n. a version of something (such as a document) that you make before you make the final version
pay attention – v. the act or power of carefully thinking about, listening to, or watching someone or something
“Guys, we have to pay attention and focus on the video shoot! We are running out of daylight!”
cast – n. the actors in a play, film, or television show
“The cast members of Let’s Learn English work hard and have fun working together.”
memorize – v. to learn (something) so well that you are able to remember it perfectly
“All the cast members have many other tasks to do. So, they don’t have much time to memorize their lines. But they do a great job!”
line – n. the words making up a part in a performance
“Reading the lines out loud is the best way to memorize them.”
roll – v. to cause to begin operating or moving : roll the cameras
"Are we rolling? I wasn't ready yet."
footage – n. scenes or action recorded on film or video
“The videographer uses only the best footage to make the final video. The mistakes become blooper footage!”
close by – idiom at a short distance away
“It helps to keep a copy of the script close by … just in case the cast forgets their lines.”