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These terms are used internationally and most of them in India as well. If you know these terms, you stand out and impress everyone besides that you understand a discussion during an audition or on a set and can quickly respond.
When an actor knows his or her lines and no longer needs to carry the script.
A part for which you supply your voice to a TV spot or video presentation.
A part in a TV spot or video production where you actually appear on screen. It pays more than off-
A situation that occurs when an actor is contracted to be available for the next day’s
Open Casting Calls.
Auditions open to anyone.
A production assistant who usually gophers and manages the extras.
The speed at which a scene is played.
Being silent, yet appearing to talk.
Parts models are used for shoots which require photographs of a specific body part, not photographs of the whole person. An example is a model whose hands
Pausing For Effect.
A deliberate pause within or between lines, used by an actor to call special attention
(A duplicate) An actor, usually an extra, used in place of a principal actor who is either unavailable or only seen partially, and never has any speaking lines.
A short form of “post production.” This is the term applied to all the work that goes into a production after the talent leaves. This includes such processes as editing, multi-tracking, music selection, adding special effects and mixing.
The point of view that is filmed, usually referring to that of one of the actors.
Director’s cue that the shot was good enough to “print” or
You may be asked to “do another take for protection.” This means that you have given the director a
An extremely good review from a critic.
Another actor who is paid, or volunteers, to help the casting office by playing all the other characters during an audition so the casting director can concentrate on the actor being screened.
When the director and the actors sit around a table and read through the entire script to get familiar with the story, their roles, and their fellow actors.
When at the end of a work day, a production company decides to use your services for an additional day.
Typically found on television shows where your character pops up from time to time in a few episodes of a regular show.
Reel Or Tape.
A video tape compilation of an actor’s best work.
The issuing of a record by the record company, or a film by a studio.
Residuals. Also known as royalties, these are additional monies to actors (but not extras) for film, TV or commercial work airing on local television or international television stations.
Rider (to Contract).
An addition to a performer’s union contract that outlives a special circumstance for pay, and airing privileges given to the production company by a union.
Live modeling on a stage or walkway where clothing is the central focus of the show.
A last minute call
A type of audition during which an actor will be filmed performing a particular role, often not on the
Being taped or filmed an additional time in a scene or audition allowing an actor to change his or her performance.
As a noun, the physical design of the stage area within which the actors perform, as a verb, to make permanent the way in which a scene is being played.
Set Call Time.
The moment the actor is expected to be in front of the camera in full
Abbreviation for sound effects. Sometimes also written as EFX.
Designated scenes pulled out of an entire script to be used for auditions.
A commercial for radio or television. In Bollywood, it also usually refers to a person who is a "help" or a "light man"
A frame-by-frame artist’s drawing of key scenes with the dialogue printed underneath serving as a rough plan for the way the commercial or film should appear and what camera angles the director should use. .
Monolithic “Bollywood or Hollywood” entity that oversees the approval of concepts leading to the creation and production of major motion pictures.
A dangerous scene, alternately, a publicity event designed to call attention to a project or a particular actor.
Usually a small role where you had some acting and speaking parts.
Additional hazard money paid to
The attempted shooting of a scene. The “attempted” refers to the usual circumstance in which it usually takes several takes to get the scene right from the actor, director, camera person and sound mixers standpoint.
Hired by studios and casting agencies to search for fresh star talent. .
A commercial that will be aired in a small area and monitored for its effectiveness. You must be told that the commercial will be a test commercial before the audition.
A mobile dressing room for an actor sometimes in a camper. Also known as Honey Wagon.
A shortened version
Cast and crew rest time, from pack up or wrap until next day’s call time.
Camera shot with two people in
Assigning a role to an actor on the basis of his or her surface appearance or personality.
The elimination of an actor during auditions because of such obvious features as height, weight or age.
The act of providing one’s voice to a media project. Called voice-over because the voice is usually mixed over the top of music and sound effects.
To perform a role at less-than-usual intensity, such as during a technical rehearsal, also used critically, as in “he walked it,” for a lazy performance at a matinee.
The important list of clothes to wear for different styles of pictures.
Actor being paid on a weekly contract.
Pack up or Wrap:
The end of the days shooting