production values

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production values

  1. plural of production value
  2. (film, performing arts) The combined technical qualities of the methods, materials, or stagecraft skills used in the production of a motion picture or artistic performance.
    • 1966, Ernest Callenbach, "Reviews: Short Films," Film Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 4, p. 65,
      Now we are seeing animators putting all their attention into animation (with much complex internal movement of the figures, and movements carried out in full detail) as opposed to other production values like background painting or involved ink and paint work.
    • 2004, Stacy Thompson, "Punk Cinema," Cinema Journal, vol. 43, no. 2, p. 51,
      Aesthetically, Letts's film bears material traces of its low budget as well as the director's inattention to professional production values.

Usage notes[edit]

The singular form—"production value"—is much less common than the plural form.