Have you ever been asked to grab a C-47 on set only to search frantically not knowing what one is? Find out in this film terminology video.
Today we’re going to be talking about the C-47’s and what that actually means when you’re on a film set. You might hear the term thrown around by the lighting department, but a C-47 is actually a clothespin.
The lighting department uses these to clip color gels and diffusion onto lights, this helps because they don’t transfer heat like metal would. Other names for them are CP-47, 47, bullet, ammo, or peg.