There is a unique language on a film set that all crews use to keep a film shoot moving.
When everyone is in place and ready to film, the crew says:
Director: ‘Quiet on set’
Director: ‘Standby to record’
Crew: ‘Standing by’
Director: ‘Roll tape’
Camera operator (after pressing the record button): ‘Rolling’
It is important that the camera record button is pressed before calling action. This ensures that the camera has ‘taken up’ and you wont miss the action once the director calls ‘action.’
Once the actors have finished acting the scene, the director calls ‘Cut!’.
Everyone stands by and, if the director would like to film another take, the process is repeated.