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Acting Terminology N - R

    Acting Terminology

    This website is the place where you can look for anything you need to start an acting career. As part of that, we have put together a list of the acting terms and vocabulary you will need to know in order to at least know what you are talking about when you meet up with industry professionals, in an audition or maybe even on the set of a film, television show or at the theatre. The list here below is part 3 of our acting glossary.

    Part 1 of the acting terms A - C.

    Part 2 of acting terminology D - M


    An extra charge incurred for certain types of work that is carried out after 8pm.

    Any dialogue that is performed by an actor without that actor appearing on screen.

    A performer being outside the field of vision of the camera

     “OUT” TIME
    The time the actor leaves the set after changing out of their costume and removing all make-up etc.

    A camera shot that is over the shoulder of one actor so that the audience can see the face of the second actor in the scene.

    The technique of putting one audio track over another whether it be the recording of a voice, or a song.

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    Production Assistant.

    A sweeping camera shot that goes from one side of the action to another in one unedited movement.

    A fee that gets paid to the actor to cover any costs meals that are not covered by the producer.

    Starting a scene from a designated place that is not the beginning.

    An actor may be asked to pick up their cues if the director thinks they are taking too long to come in with their line. This would be in an effort to minimize the time between lines.

    Implies that the cue to shoot a scene is coming up.

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    An idea for a new TV show in the form of the first episode of that series. It is produced in order to try and sell the show.

    In theatre, a call from the Stage Manager that means all the actors should go to the position that they need to be in before they go onstage.

    POV SHOT (Point-of-View shot)
    Camera shot taken from the perspective of the actor.

    The film goes into this stage after all the shooting has been completed. This is where all the editing is done as well as where all the extras are added- scoring, sound effects etc.

    The film is in this stage before the shooting begins. This is where all the writing, hiring of talent and crew takes place as well as decided where it will be shot, how much money will be spent etc.

    Any actor with lines.

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    A command from the director after a scene has ended- this indicates that the particular take should be printed.

    Someone who finds financing for and supervises the making and presentation of the project.

    The company making the film, TV show or theatrical production.

    The view of the actors face from side on.

     Physical objects used by actors, different to set and costume.

    Actors rehearsing without scripts in their hands, with all their lines memorized.

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    Actors still using their scripts in rehearsal.

    An actor turning out towards the audience.

    A call that is open to everyone- usually for extras, small roles and bit parts.

    A showing of a new play to an audience done with very little or no physical movement, with actors acting full-out but still reading their assigned parts i.e. their lines have not been memorized.

    A read-though of a play by the cast that has been hired to perform in the production, usually takes place at the first rehearsal.

    A fee paid to performers when a TV commercial, TV show or film they were in gets rebroadcast.

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    A document that lists all of an actor’s information, training background and relevant experience in acting. It should only be one page long and is usually attached to the back of the actor’s headshot.

    Edits made to the script.

    The command called by a crewmember for the camera film and audiotape to start rolling.

    The command given by the director for the camera operator and audiotape to start rolling.

    ROOM TONE (sometimes ‘Wild Track’)
    A sound recording of existing noise at a location.

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