Filmmaking Puns

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Filmmaking puns and jokes

In this post I’ll be including some of the funniest (and least offensive) filmmaking puns you’ll commonly hear on set. You’ll probably spot some familiar ones but it’s always fun to come across a new one. So without further ado, here are some hilarious filmmaking related puns and jokes for your enjoyment!

Change The Lightbulb

How many first-time directors does it take to change a light bulb?

I don’t know, what do you think?

How many ADs does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

There’s no time for that.

How many DP’s does it take to change a lightbulb?

None. The DP just holds the lightbulb, and the world revolves around them.

How many Production Designers does it take to change a light bulb?

Does it have to be a lightbulb?

DP Filmmaking Puns

What’s the difference between a DP and God?

God doesn’t think he’s a DP

How many DP’s does it take to light a candle?

One, but it takes them three hours to do it.

Grip Filmmaking Puns

There are so many to choose from, but if there’s one thing the pandemic taught us, a film set without a grip is a pain. So here’s one of the least offensive…

How are Grips and Electricians the same?

Grips don’t want to be electricians either.

Sound Filmmaking Puns

Why is thunder after lightning?

Even God has to wait for sound.

Why do Sound test with “1,2,1,2?”

Because if he got to 3 they might have to lift something.

How tall is the sound guy?

No idea, I’ve never seen him stand up.

How do you upset the location sound mixer?


PA Filmmaking Puns

What do you call a PA that stands around doing nothing all day?

An absolute necessity.

Script Supervisor Puns

What is the height of the average Script Supervisor?

No idea, we’ve never seen them standing up.

Final Touch of Reality

What does a film school graduate call a much younger high school drop out?