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Stage Crew List 1
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hinge mic stand
a stand for a microphone that can pivot in one or more places
a method of wrapping audio cords for storage
the software system that Clayton uses for broadcasting
down stage left
the area of the stage closest to the audience and from the actors perspective to the left
down stage center
the area of the stage closest to the audience in the middle of the width of the stage
down stage right
the area of the stage closest to the audience and from the actors perspective to the right
center stage left
the area of the stage midway between the grand red and the back black and from the actors perspective to the left
the middle of the stage both on the width and depth intersecting lines
center stage right
the area of the stage midway between the grad red and the back black and from the actors perspective to the right
up stage left
the area of the stage furthest from the audience and from the actors perspective to the left
the area of the stage furthest from the audience
up stage right
the area of the stage furthest from the audience and from the actors perspective to the right
the area still on stage but in front of the proscenium arch and grand red (in our theatre, the steps) and before the first row of house seats
any area off stage for storage and actor prep
first wing right
back stage area to the right from the actors perspective and closest to the audience
second wing right
back stage area to the right from the actors perspective and center stage
third wing right
back stage area to the right from the actors perspective and furthest away from the audience
first wing left
back stage area to the left from the actors perspective and closest to the audience
second wing left
back stage area to the left from the actors perspective and center stage
third wing left
back stage area to the left from the actors perspective and furthest away from the audience
middle section of the audience seating from audiences point of view
left section of audience seating from the audiences point of view
right section of the audience seating from the audiences point of view
the auto control box for opening and closing the Grand Red - never use it as a table!
often a long shot or a series of shots that sets the scene. It is used to show setting and to show transitions between locations
long shot (LS) / wide shot (WS)
Subject or characters are at some distance from the camera; they are seen in full within their surrounding environment.
medium shot (MS)
A shot that captures a subject from the top of the head to a line just above or below the belt or waistline. Also called a mid shot. Eyes/head at or above the upper 1/3 line
close up (CU)
A shot that often shows a part of the body filling the frame—traditionally a face, but possibly a hand, eye, or mouth.
extreme close up (ECU)
The image being shot is a part of a whole, such as an eye or a hand.
Dutch Angle (Canted Angle)
A shot where the camera is tilted off to one side so that the shot is composed with vertical lines at an angle to the side of the frame.
a shot depicting two characters
a machine that throws an image onto a wall or other surface
Technique used to replace part of a video image matching a certain color with computer graphics
the software screen that shoes what the next broadcasting image will be
the current broadcasting images
a body mic that affixes to the clothing of a presenter for a "hands free" presentation
the apparatus that affixes the mic to to the stand, or clothing
a mic that plugs into an XLR jack and limits range of motion to the area of the XLR cord length
the system of weighted ropes that brings on and off backdrops, scrims, cycloramas, and curtains
vertical fly line
a fly line system in which the curtains, etc. are stored above the stage
horizontal fly line
a fly line system in which the curtains, etc. are stored to the back stage sides of the stage.
microphone that captures sound equally from all directions
microphone that captures sound only from one direction (the very top, hold the mic 'like a rock star')
the US flag goes in a place of prominence to the right of the speaker, the Stage flag goes in a place of prominence to the left of the speaker
the black curtain equally between the proscenium and the back wall
the black curtain furthest upstage
the system used by crew members to be able to communicate from different areas within the theatre
giant pieces of painted fabric hung from metal bars along the tops of the curtains to indicate setting
the main red curtain at the proscenium arch
metal-encased lights used for lighting the acting area, movable and run by a person, not a machine
Curtain or drop across back of stage; can serve as background for some scenes, usually white to best suit lighting needs
thin, open-weave fabric which is nearly transparent when lit from behind and opaque when lit from the front
Left & Right Effects
sub master sliders that control the sound in the house from specific directions
Groups a number of channels or dimmers under one fader control.
all sub master are connected for universal control
a battery run microphone that enable presenters to move anywhere in the theatre, but is not hands free
an arch framing the opening between the stage and the auditorium in some theaters.
a performance space in which the audience views the action as if through a picture frame
low angle shot
When camera location is below normal eye-level compared to the subject, makes the subject appear tall, powerful, dominating, or scary
high angle shot
When camera location is above normal eye-level compared to the subject, makes the subject appear small, weak, inferior, or scared
over-the-shoulder shot (OSS), Point of View Shot (POV)
A shot in which the back of one person's head and shoulder are in the foreground of the shot, while a face shot of the other person in the conversation is in the background.
extreme long shot (ELS/XLS)
A framing in which the scale of the object shown is very small; a building, landscape, or crowd of people will fill the screen.
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