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Tab Dressing: Light on the House Tabs (see "Tabs") before the curtain goes up and during the intermission.
Tabs: Curtains. The curtains which close across the proscenium arch are called "House Tabs".
Taft-Hartley Act: A federal statute which allows 30 days from first employment before being required to join a union.
Tag: An introduction or ending to a commercial or television show to identify the sponsor or production company's or dealer, address, phone number, etc.
Take 5: The announcement of periodic five minute breaks.
Take: A single uninterrupted action of a camera as seen by a filmmaker. A take is unedited footage as taken from the camera, while a shot is the uninterrupted action left after editing.
Technical Rehearsal: The rehearsal or series of rehearsals in which the technical elements of the show are integrated with the work of actors. Also called Tech.
Telephoto Lens (See Long Lens): A lens with an extremely long focal length capable of making distant objects appear nearer and thus larger. (A telephoto has greater power of magnification than a Long Lens.)
Teleprompter: the brand name of a device which enables a broadcaster to read a script while looking into the camera lens.
Thrust: A type of stage which projects out into the auditorium and has audience seated on three sides.
Tilt Shot: A shot taken by angling a stationary camera up (tilt-up) or down (tilt-down).
Tracking Shot (traveling shot, trucking shot): Any shot using a mobile camera that follows (or moves toward or away from) the subject by moving on tracks or by being mounted on a vehicle.
Trades: Newspapers and periodicals featuring entertainment news and information.
Trailer: A short segment of a film or television program that is used to advertise/promote that particular film or television show.
Trap: Removable area of the stage floor that allows access to the area underneath the stage.
Traveler: A curtain that can open to the sides of the stage.
Trim: The height to which a piece of scenery or stage equipment will be flown.
Truck: A rostrum or platform on wheels, on which scenery can be mounted so that it can be rolled into any position on-stage.
Trucking Shot: Any moving shot with the camera on a mobile mounting, but chiefly a moving shot taken with a camera mounted on a truck.
Turntable: Portion of the stage that revolves.
Two Shot: A shot of two people, usually from the waist up.
Typecasting: Categorizing performers based on their "look".

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