Gobo meaning

gōbō
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A black screen used to reduce light falling on a camera lens.
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A screen to shield a microphone from unwanted sounds.
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(film, television) A disc placed between a light and the illuminated object or actor in order to diffuse the glare.
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(theater) A template inserted over a light source in order to control the shape of the thrown light.
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Origin of gobo

  • Uncertain; possibly from go-between. It is sometimes considered an acronym and spelled GOBO, but this may in fact be a folk etymology.

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