Acting Definitions

Acting Definition: Financial Core or Fi-Core.

Acting Definition: Financial Core or Fi-Core. Financial core, or Fi-Core, is a designation or status that allows actors to work in both union projects and non-union projects. Union members are only allowed to…

Acting Definition: Audition Notes.

Acting Definition: Audition Notes. After you perform a scene at an audition, a casting director might ask you to do it again. Only this time, they might give you notes. Notes are the…

Acting Definition – Self-Taped Audition.

Acting Definition – Self-Taped Audition. A self-taped audition is an audition that is conducted and filmed by the actor, at the request of a casting director. Rather than the traditional audition, where the…

  • Acting Definition: Proof Sheet

    Acting Definition: Proof Sheet. After an actor has completed a photo session with a headshot photographer, the photographer makes the resulting photos available for the actor in what are sometimes referred to as…

    Acting Definition: Headshot Reproduction

      Acting Definition: Headshot Reproduction. Headshot reproduction, also known as duplication, is the conversion of headshot images into marketing materials, such as an 8×10 photograph, an actor postcard or an actor business card….

    Acting Definition – Mark.

    Acting Definition: Mark (“Hitting Your Mark”). A “mark” is just that, a marker that lets the actor know where he or she is to position themselves during certain parts of a scene. Marks…

    Acting Definition: Clip

    Acting Definition: Clip. A “Clip” is a small but important piece of footage from a film. If you perform in a film or television show, or even a theatrical performance that is filmed,…

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    The Types of Actor Headshots

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    Acting Definition: Coogan Act

    Acting Definition: The Coogan Act What is the Coogan Act? This law, formally titled the California Child Actor’s Bill, came about when Jackie Coogan, a successful child actor, discovered his parents had spent…

    Filmmaking Definitions

    Important Film-Making Definitions Depth of Field The additional that comes in focus when a lens is focused on a single plane of depth. The more the iris of the lens is closed, the…

    Modeling Definitions

    Modeling Definitions Modeling definitions you should know… Test your knowledge of everything modeling; including models, modeling terms and modeling tools that help models become even better models, with these industry terms. Modeling Agent-Model…