Industry glossary termsThere are 201 entries in this glossary.
- BACK TO ONE
The verbal cue for performers to return to the mark where they started the scene.
The Extra performers. On the set, "Background!" is a verbal cue for the Extras to start their action.
- BEAUTY SHOT
On TV soaps, the shot over which the credits are rolled.
- BEST BOY
The assistant to the Chief Electrician, or Head Gaffer.
The order of the names in the title of opening credits of a film or TV show.
Short for "biography". A resume in narrative form, usually for a printed program or press release.
The actual physical movements by performers in any scene. Also can refer to the movements of the camera.
- BLUE SCREEN
Shooting in a studio against a large blue or greenish backdrop, which allows a background to be superimposed later on the final image. The actors must imagine the set they are on and be aware of the limitations of their movements. Blue Screen shooting is often used to create CD-ROM video games using actors.
A firm commitment to a performer to do a specific job.
An overhead microphone, usually on an extended pole. The Boom Operator is the member of the sound department responsible for holding the boom pole, with mic attached, over and sometimes under the actors. Also usually responsible for placing radio mics on actors.
Specially designed prop or set piece which looks solid but shatters easily. Breakaways props are often glass items.
A detailed listing and description of roles available for casting in a production.