Billy Wilder (22 June 1906 – 27 March 2002) was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. Wilder is one of only five people to have won Academy Awards as producer, director, and writer for the same film (The Apartment).
Most people who have been directing for a while have a shorthand way of communicating with their DP. For example, you will typically hear a director say "We'll start Wide then move into an OTS and then a CU." Film crews have most likely done these setups a few hundred times and know h