Compared to independent filmmaking there's a lot more language cues to learn in LA.
In the production office I got to see a lot of paper traffic. Crew and personnel fill out
"box rentals" - when they use their personal professional equipment on production the studio pays them for the use of it. A camera or a laptop becomes a "box" that is rented...P.A.s don't always get paid for their stuff -- but HBO films does it.
"Sides" - excerpts of the script all pulled and marked in a certain manner to indicate what is to be shot for a day. They are usually packaged with the call sheet and collogated, cut and stapled into little packets everyone vies for during the shoot.
"Cover Sets" - alternate location to go to in bad weather (so you got your ass covered)
Film Stock abbreviations:
R.C. - Re Canned
S.E. - Short End
F. C. Factory Canned
"Video Village" - the designated area of moniters and director chairs where the above the line (directors, producers, studio execs) watch the action.
"1st team" - principles (the cast)
"2nd team" - the stand ins
"the vanities" - hair, make-up and wardrobe crew
****more to come***