Wednesday, January 7, 2009

W: Glossary Draft



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W - A notation on the call sheet indicating that an actor is working that day.

WAIVERS - Union-approved permission for deviation from the terms of a contract.

WALKAWAY - A meal break in which all cast and crew are on their own to get lunch.

WALKEY - “Walkie Talkies” is the old technology term that remains with modern communications technologies used to communicate on the set. Everyone from the director to the production assistants, department supervisors and drivers use radio or cellular channels to communicate with each other in coordinating the many details of production locations, studios and sets.

WARDROBE - The clothing a performer wears on camera.

WARDROBE ALLOWANCE - A maintenance fee paid to on-camera talent for the use (and dry cleaning) of talent's own clothing.

WARDROBE FITTING - A session held prior to production to prepare a performer's costumes.

WEATHER PERMIT CALL - Due to weather conditions, the production company has the option to release an actor four hours after the call time (if the camera has not started to roll) with a reduced rate of pay for the day.

WGA – Writers Guild of America – a trade association of writers for film, television and theater. http://www.wga.org

WHITES - the original pages of the shutting script, prior to dialogue and other alterations made in the process of a shoot.

WILD LINES, like WILD SOUND, are adlibbed and used to assist in creating a natural background ambiance for a scene.

WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY - The grandfather of American talent agencies, still one of the largest and most influential in the world.

W/N - Will Notify. A notation on a call sheet that tells the actor that he/she will probably work that day but the specific time has not yet been decided.

WORK CALL - the time, place, details of and who performers are asked to report to, usually issued for the next day and considered a contracted shoot.

WORK LINES - dialogue or sounds said into a microphone for use as possible editions later in the production process.

WORK PRINT - The first full print of the video and sound. The work cut is used when there are additional effects, sound, dialogue or editing to be done, or when differing version of a project are needed.

WRANGLER - handler of animals, insects or other living creatures used in a shot. Also the employee who makes sure actors knows how to interact with, work with or in the case of horses, camels and other large animals, and ride livestock of any kind.

WRAP - The completion of a day's filming or of an entire production.






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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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