Saturday, January 16, 2010

I've Got ADD (Assistant Director Diagrams)

Two circles may intersect in two imaginary points, a single degenerate point, or two distinct points. The combined area of sets A and B is called the union of A and B, denoted by A ∪ B. The area in both A and B, where the two sets overlap, is called the intersection of A and B, denoted by A ∩ B. If the circles intersect in two points, the line connecting their two points of intersection is called the radical line.

In the following example, the 'radical line' would be the Assistant Director.

A Venn-like diagram to help explain film production. I like it. A lot.

Diagram courtesy On-set With An Indie Film Junkie


Mew said...

Hah! Oh, please. You think AD's make good money? Whatever. False Venn diagram. Go back to stats class.

DMc said...

Wow, in the world of "reading for comprehension" MEW, you get the primo #fail.

Great post -- and great link, Dix. My parents asked me what an AD really did and I wasn't able to explain it that well at all.