Time and time again I've been asked if I can put an acting terminology page together. Some of you have sent me your own terms. If you have something that is not on the list below and should be. Put it in the comments and I will add it to the list.
Whether you're on set taking directions from the DP, or you're just chatting with other actors, it's always good to understand the terminology and vocabulary used for shoots. And for those who are new to the industry, we've collected a list of commonly used phrases as well.
Close to half of these terms came from our friends at the Film Escape. Make sure you check them out as well as many of the definitions are only partial in comparison.