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Friday, August 7, 2009

T: Glossary Draft

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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TAFT-HARTLEY - A federal statute that allows 30 days after first employment before being required to join a Union.

TAKE - The clapboard indication of a shot "taken" or printed. A take is what is captured on film or video between “speed” or “action” and “cut”. It can also mean on actor or creative professionals view of how a scene or segment should be done.

"TAKE 5" - The announcement of periodic five minute breaks.

TALENT SCOUT- a term, usually made-up for business cards, which could mean anything from an employee of an agent or casting company to someone selling products or services to actors, models and wanna-bes.
Do not assume they are legitimate or not-legitimate. Find our what is really behind the title and business card and move forward accordingly.

TELEPROMPTER - The brand name of a device that enables a broadcaster to read a script while looking into the camera lens.

THEATRICAL - TV shows or feature film work, as opposed to commercials or industrials. The term comes from the days when primary exhibition was in “movie” theaters and should not be confused with “legitimate” or “legit” theater, which refers to the live staging of plays or theatrical entertainment.

THREE BELLS! - An audible warning for QUIET because a scene is about to be filmed. This warning is heard on soundstages or at major studio complexes.

THREE DAY - a three-day contract in television.

TIGHT SHOT (Go in Tight) - Framing of a shot with little or no space around the central figure(s) of feature(s); usually a close-up.

TILT - The up and down movement of a camera.

TIME-AND-A-HALF - Overtime payment of 1 1/2 times the hourly rate.

TIME CODE - Box insert at the bottom of a screen indicating time in hundredths of a second.

TOP OF SHOW - The top salary other than the stars can expect to make on a given television production, regardless of role or experience.

TOTAL MANAGEMENT- Another name for personal manager, responsible for the entire packaging of an artist or project.

TRACKING SHOT - A shot taken while the camera is moving, either on a dolly or a mounted on a moving vehicle.

TRADEMARK - A legal protection indicating the origin of goods or images. Similar to a copywrite, but not necessarily tied to a specific work.

TRADES - Short for "trade papers" - The newspapers and periodicals such as the Hollywood Reporter and Variety that specifically feature information on the entertainment industry.

TRAVEL TIME- the time required to go to and from a set. There are limits set contractually to travel time. When these limits are exceeded, talent is paid additional for the time they spend traveling.

TREATMENT – A synopsis with main plot points.

TURNAROUND - (a) The number of hours between dismissal one day and call time the next day. (b) To shoot a scene from another direction.  Also referred to as “REST PERIOD”.

TWO-SHOT - A camera framing two persons.






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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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