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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

H: 2009 Glossary


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HAND MODEL - A performer whose hands are used to double for others.

HEADSHOTS - a headshot is the calling card photograph for an actor. It is usually 8 x 10 black and white low cost reproductions, or “litho” with the actors name printed on or below the photography. Usually the photo is limited to an actors head or head and shoulders. Three Quarter body shots go in and out of popularity, most of the time in the commercial as opposed to theatrical market.

HIATUS - Time during which a TV series is not in production

HIGH HAT- High Hats are the name given to low to the ground camera mounts, both for the illusion of height the position can give to those being photographed, and because in the early days of film they stood at the same height as a “high formal hat” placed on the ground.

HOLD FOR PLANE - “Hold for plane” is said to be the most expensive words on an outdoor location set. Simply put it means to wait to film until after the noise from an airplane has passed and is over.

HOLDING - The designated area to which the Extra Performers (Background Actors) report and stay while waiting to go on set.

HOLDING FEE - a holding fee is a fee paid to talent to keep them available until the start of a project, until shooting resumes or until a project airs.

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER- a daily Monday to Friday magazine format newspaper covering the entertainment industry from a Los Angeles perspective. It is all-inclusive as a theatrical and entertainment news publication. The publication includes weekly production charts that provide leads for actors and other professionals in seeking work or contracts with projects. The advertising is sometimes as impressive as the actual news content. Major competitor is Daily Variety. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/


HONEY WAGON - A towed vehicle containing one or more dressing rooms, as well as crew bathrooms. On larger shoots this also refers to the vehicle containing portable toilets. The name was given, so the story goes, because in the days prior to air conditioning and more efficient chemicals, honey was used to cove r the smell of the portable facilities, of sweaty wardrobe and of body odor associated with the often-cramped trailers or mobile homes.

HOT SET – A set where items have been positioned in a way where any movement or change could interfere with the continuity or realism of the image. Hot Sets are posted so that all who work on or near them know not to work on or disturb the set between shots or shooting days.


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This site is a work in progress, and will be a part of an expanded web site under the home address of www://artlynch.org. Any additions, corrections, ideas, guest material are greatly appreciated. Please also review the material located along the right hand column, then contact me at art.lynch@artlynch.org. No funds are collected or directly solicited by this site. Google Ads are used to expand Google search and tools reach. Web assistance and a web master are also being sought. Thank you in advance. -Art Lynch

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