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Have a look at the list here below and, as part of your studies to prepare for your acting career, familiarize yourself
with terms you will inevitably be confronted with.
Part 2 of our acting dictionary
D - M
Part 3 of Acting Terms
N - R
Part 4 of Acting Vocabulary
S - Z
ACTING PROCESS
(Sometimes just ‘process’) The specific techniques, methods and tools that an actor uses to be able to live
truthfully in an imaginary circumstance.
ACTION
What the director says when they would like for the scene to start.
AD LIB
Improvised dialogue in a scene (see also IMPROVISATION)
ADR
Automated Dialogue Replacement. Dialogue added to a scene in postproduction.
ADVANCE
A sum of money paid to an actor or performer to secure their services.
Acting Dictionary cont.
AGENT
A person whose responsibility it is to represent an actor, performer, model or author and negotiates contracts for
them. The agent is paid by taking a cut of what the artist they are representing makes.
ART DIRECTOR
In charge of designing and creating the set (usually in film) in theater this person would be known as a Set
Designer.
ASIDE
A line said to the audience that is not meant to be heard by any other characters onstage.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
As the name implies, this person assists the director. Also referred to sometimes as the ‘A.D’.
AUDITION
A tryout for a role in film, TV or stage. Auditions may require actors to read from a script that they have never read
before (also known as a ‘cold side’) or they may be required to perform a monologue or they may even be asked to
improvise.
Acting Dictionary cont.
BACKGROUND
This term refers to the extras (people who work in the ‘background’). If the director calls the word ‘background’ as a
command then that is an indication that the extras should start their actions.
BACK TO ONE
This means the actors should return to the point where they started the scene. In other words, their starting
positions.
BEAT
A pause of varying length during a scene that is being played out. This beat is usually taken to emphasize emotion
or thought or action.
BEAUTY SHOT
The last shot in a TV show over which the credits are run.
BEST BOY
The assistant to the Head Gaffer.
Acting Dictionary cont.
BILLING
The order of the names and title in the opening credits of a film or TV show.
BIO
An abbreviation of the word ‘biography’. Biography refers to a short blurb about the actors or crewmembers that
are involved in a production, TV show or film. It is usually displayed in the program or in a press release for a
particular project.
BLOCKING
The physical actions that an actor takes during a scene including- where they enter and exit from, any props they
might use- every physical thing that they do. The stage manager usually records this during the rehearsal process.
BOOKING
Simply scheduling a specific actor for a role. Booking them means the producer is committed to employing them
and the actor is committing to fulfilling the demands of the role.
BOOM
A microphone used by the boom operator is a microphone on the end of a long pole that can be moved around
with ease so as to stay out of shot whilst filming.
Acting Dictionary cont.
BLUE SCREEN /GREEN SCREEN
Filming that is done in front of a large blue or green screen- so that a character or background can be added in
later on in post-production. The reason it is blue or green is because this color is the opposite of human skin color
and stands out against the screen.
BREAKDOWN
(scene breakdown or character breakdown, also sometimes called ‘Brief’)
A description of a production provided by the casting director and passed on to talent agents so that they may put
up appropriate actors to audition.
BREAKING CHARACTER
Stepping outside of the imaginary circumstance.
BUY OUT
A flat fee for a production that will not provide residuals.
Acting Dictionary cont.
CALLBACK
A second audition for the same role that an actor initially applied for. The callback round is with fewer actors as
only ones selected as possible candidates go through.
CALL SHEET
A document listing the call times for all cast and crew for a day’s shooting. It also includes the shooting locations,
what scenes will be shot, the weather and any other specific needs that the production requires.
CALL TIME
The time someone is due on set.
CAMERA CREW
The team who is in charge of everything to do with the camera operations for a film or TV project, this includes- the
DOP (director of photographer), Camera operators, first assistant, second assistant and the dolly grip.
CAMERA LEFT/RIGHT
Performers are kept to the left of the shot. ‘Left’ is taken from the operator’s perspective.
Performers are kept to the right of the shot. ‘Right’ is taken from the operator’s perspective.
Film direction is different from Stage direction; see STAGE LEFT/RIGHT for more information about stage
direction.
Acting Dictionary cont.
CAMERA OPERATOR
The person who looks through the lens of the camera during a take.
CAP
Refers to an actor completing their section of a scene. Different to a ‘wrap’.
CAST
All of the actors performing in a film, theater or TV production.
CASTING DIRECTOR
The person in charge of choosing performers or actors to go for consideration by the producer or director.
CASTING NOTICE
Very much like the ‘Breakdown’ or ‘Brief’ except that this information is available to everyone in the public.
CATTLE CALL
An audition open to all actors- union, non-union, professional or amateur.
CATERER
The person who is in charge of providing all the food to cast and crew on set.
CHANGES
Different outfits worn by actors during filming or a production.
CHARACTER
The person that an actor is going to play in a TV, film or theatrical project.
CHEAT
The angle that an actor positions themselves in to accommodate the camera. It may mean moving to a position or
being on an angle that is obtuse from the way someone normally may position themselves.
Acting Dictionary cont.
CHECKING THE GATE
A cue for someone to check the lens on the camera
CHIEF ELECTRICIAN
Also called the Gaffer, in charge of the Electrical team.
CINEMATOGRAPHER
Also called Director of Photographer. In charge of the camera crew.
CLOSING OFF
When an actor turns away from the audience.
CLOSE-UP (CU)
Term that refers to a shot taking in the actors head from forehead to chin.
Acting Dictionary cont.
COLD READING
Usually takes place at an audition, this piece of text usually has never been read by the actor before.
COMMISSION
A percentage (usually 10 or 15 percent) taken by an actor’s agent for their services.
COMPOSITE
(or Comp card)
Three to five different photos of an actor or model, showcasing their different ‘looks’.
COPY
Script for a TV production, usually a commercial or a radio voice over.
COVER SHOT
An extra shot, that may be different in angle or lighting from the master shot. This shot provides more options when
it comes to the editing of the film in post-production.
CRANE SHOT
A camera shot that is over or above where the action of the scene is taking place.
Acting Dictionary cont.
CRAWL
The end credits of a film or T show that scroll up the screen.
CREDITS
The appearance of the names of a director/actors at the beginning of a Television show or film. OR can refer to the
experience of an actor as listed on their resume.
CUE/CUE LINE
The physical or aural signal for an actor to begin
CURTAIN CALL
When all of the actors come out onto the stage at the end of a stage performance to take their bow as the
audience applauds.
CUT
The cue for the action of a scene to cease that can be called only by crewmembers never an actor!
CUTAWAY
A short scene separated by two shots of the same person, showing something else- other than the person, e.g. the
pages of a book they are reading.
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